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In France, Barbers Are Back

Once a dying institution, barbershops are staging a comeback in France, where men are turning to the classic coiffeurs for everything from oh-so perfect stubble to some much needed guy time.

New facial hair trends have helped bring back barbershops in France
New facial hair trends have helped bring back barbershops in France
Valérie Leboucq

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Whether they like their faces smooth or covered in light stubble, more and more men are paying attention to what beauty experts call "facial hair style." The ritual of shaving, once considered an irksome activity, is now becoming a moment of pleasure, especially when men employ the services of the real artists of facial hair: barbers.

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