High Point Barbershop to Be Featured in Online Show 

The popular Fan business gets covered as a cool place to get clipped.

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Scott Elmquist

High Point Barbershop, a Fan District outlet known for its old-school, masculine vibe and the retro-chic ways it caters to mostly male clients, will be featured in the online broadcast of a national show Feb. 6.

The shop, at 211 N. Meadow, is one of five barbershops being featured in the broadcast of “The American Barber,” sponsored by grooming products maker JSSloane.

“You thought you might know your barber ... we didn’t know him at all,” intones Kyan Douglas, a nationally known stylist and a star of the “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” series that aired from 2003-2007. Here's the trailer.

“We found out we were selected last spring,” says David Foster, a co-owner and barber at the shop. “They spent an entire day from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. filming here.”

Other barber shops selected include ones in Miami, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Columbia, South Carolina.

Foster says his team picked the name High Point because of how customers usually feel getting their hair cut. It has nothing to do with the city in North Carolina.

The exposure should boost the shop, which opened in the Fan in September 2014. But it already seems busy, and has received plenty of local media buzz. The place is booked for the next month, Foster says.

The show can be seen at theamericanbarber.tv.

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