Barber Shop Feasibility Study

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study Barbershop is a place where a barber does their work. Barbershop and salon is a different in terms of service that these places provide. The work at barbershop consists of cutting hair, shaving, hot towel that nothing much on using water and usually the service is provided for male where salon consist of more work like cutting, washing, perm, coloring and others work and it usually for unisex. Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. Barbershop is started in 19th century in New York. In Malaysia, traditional barbershops are mostly monopolized by Indian community and it started over the last decade. Meanwhile, salons are mostly monopolized by Chinese community.…show more content…
Barber chair A barber chair is a chair for customers to a barber. The chairs usually have adjustable height. Barber pole A pole painted with spiraling red and white stripes and hung outside barbershops as a business sign. 1.8 Delimitations and Limitation Delimitations There are delimitations that faced by researcher such as cannot cover the whole building as the building was rented by other business too. Other than that, researcher cannot cover the other spaces because some of it was under the authority regulations. Limitations The limitations that shaped during this study were when the researcher does a research about the barbershop that follow the real design aspect is only located in oversea. It became troubles to researcher to do a research on that. Other than that, researcher got troubles of doing an interview with the expertise to gain info about barbershop. Most of study that researcher had done were only in Shah Alam and Ipoh. Researcher had done in these two cities because of the capital city in north and center of Malaysia. Besides both cities with minimum 100000 population. CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE…show more content…
The barbershop was so popular in 80s until 1940s where they called it the golden age. They would go for a haircut and shaving also to make friends. It also would be some of daily or weekly habit. During that year, barbershop was the constituted of classy places. According to Brett (2008), “Marble counters were lined with colourful glass-blown tonic bottles. The barber chairs were elaborately carved from oak and walnut, and fitted with fine leather upholstery. Everything from the shaving mugs to the advertising signs was rendered with an artistic flourish. The best shops even had crystal chandeliers hanging from fresco painted ceilings.” “Despite this level of luxury, barbershops were homey and inviting. A memorable and heavenly man aroma filled the air. The smell of cherry, wintergreen, apple, and butternut flavoured pipe and tobacco smoke mixed with the scent of hair tonics, pomades, oils, and neck powders. These aromas became ingrained in the wood and every cranny of the shop. The moment a man stepped inside, he was enveloped in the warm and welcoming familiarity. He was immediately able to relax, and as soon as the hot lather hit his face, his cares would simply melt away.” (Brett, 2008).

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