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Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine Service

Cincinnati, OH

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About Kings Court Master Barber & Shoe Shine Service

{"Best of Cincinnati2011"&"Best of Cincinnati2012"} CityBeat Magazine and {Best of City08} Cincinnati Magazine "Best on YELP2011" . We consistently win awards and receive 5 Star reviews all over the world wide web for one reason and one reason only, happy satisfied patrons.

We are a quality barber shop that offers all types of grooming services. We also offer hot lather shaves. We specialize in all types of classic cuts.

Come visit us today and experience quality haircut service. We offer a convenient, clean and friendly atmosphere with a knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to the needs of the well-groomed client. We have a wide range of services for customers, from full-service hair cuts for everyone, hot lather shaves, head shaves, complete neck trim/beard trim, hot towel service and much more. At Kings Court Master Barber we have a combination of great, old-fashioned barber shop and updated personal-grooming and hair-cutting techniques available. For a great haircut and shave available in the city, come see us today!

I promise you that will be happy about your hair. My customers leave satisfied, and the proof of this is in the service. Try one; you have nothing to lose, but a great new look to gain. Remember, life is not a dress rehearsal. If you're not satisfied with the various places you have tried, and if a good look is important for you, you need to call me and come in today.

We have a full line of hair services, which includes restoration, repair, and thickening for thinning hair, complete barber services that you would expect in Europe. Remember that Vidal Sassoon is a European-trained barber.

I bring 30 years of world class skills. I was taught by master barber icons in Philadelphia Pa. and Sardinia Italy as an owner-operator, and as an instructor at the Hair Experts Barber School in Columbus and the Ohio State School of Cosmetology, before I moved to Cincinnati. Also, I have spent four years of U.S. Navy (aboard ship for ye land lubbers) as an afloat barber, this is how I traveled all over the Caribbean and Europe, learning from masters there. I currently am training students at The Paul Mitchell Schools, bringing forward another generation of industry professionals.


44 East Court St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • 5/5 stars January 10, 2011

    Russ is an excellent barber who cuts and styles ALL types of hair, all textures. I've visited his shop in Cincinatti where I've observed satisfied customers. The shoe shine service is a nice touch, always professionally done as well. An added plus: The atmosphere of the shop - it's relaxed, not rushed. When you enter King's Court it is like stepping back in time - all except for the styling!

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  • Q:How do I get a great shave?

    Step#1 Rinse Face with warm water.

    Step#2 Lather

    Step#3 Repeat#1

    Step#4 Repeat#2

    Step#5 Shave with grain short precise strokes rinsing blade often with cold water.

    Step#6 Repeat#1

    Step#7 Repeat#2

    Step#8 Shave against grain short precise strokes rinsing blade often with cold water.

    Step#9 Apply thin layer of Noxema, let dry 5 minutes.

    Step#10 Rinse with cold water

    Jan 05, 2011 at 6:59 pm

  • We are now the #1 google web search listing for ;
    #1 Master Barber in the World.
    Dec 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

  • We are now the #1 google web search listing for ; best barber & shoe shine in the world.
    Dec 11, 2010 at 12:45 am

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Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look on the web for the best, or greatest, or #1 master barber in the world.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Q:How do I get a great shave?

Step#1 Rinse Face with warm water.

Step#2 Lather

Step#3 Repeat#1

Step#4 Repeat#2

Step#5 Shave with grain short precise strokes rinsing blade often with cold water.

Step#6 Repeat#1

Step#7 Repeat#2

Step#8 Shave against grain short precise strokes rinsing blade often with cold water.

Step#9 Apply thin layer of Noxema, let dry 5 minutes.

Step#10 Rinse with cold water

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Remember the old-time Barbershop that Dad took you to when you were a kid?
By now, most of them have vanished...
In 1936 Issac Mass opened for business in Cincinnati and operated in the historic business district with distinction until he retired and turned the business over to Russell Hurley in 2007 at the age of 92 with the knowledge that the artistic craft of master barbering would continue on into the next century, Kings Court Barbershop & Shoe Shine Service® old-time barbershop was reborn and improved. From the real 1920-s barberchairs, to the old-fashioned hot lather and shave, to the head and neck massage you enjoy when you are finished, Kings Court Barbershop & Shoe Shine Service sets a new standard for men's barbershops.

Our barbers provide traditional and short hair cuts, as well as contemporary men's hairstyles. At Kings Court Barbershop & Shoe Shine Service, we bring you the nostalgia of yesteryear with a modern twist.


Nothing quite screams success or makes you feel on top of your game as a freshly shined pair of shoes. There was a time not so long ago when no self-respecting man would step outside with a scuff on his shoe. Well, how times have changed... except at Kings Court! We uphold the values and grooming standards of America's greatest generation. For us, a freshly shined pair of shoes isn't a special occasion, it's a way of life and expected of any well-groomed man.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. In my 30 years practicing the world over, I've met many who say they're the best. To find out who google ranks top of the list, type in. { #1 Master Barber & Shoe Shine in the World. }

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Is Sex Work?

A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?" A Major chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work. A Captain said it was 50-50%. A lieutenant responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time. There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for HIS opinion? Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure." The colonel was surprised and as you might guess, asked why? "Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them." The room fell silent.. God Bless the enlisted man.



The link above will take you to a web site where you can "Sign Up" to get a deployed military person’s address so that you can send a "Care Package" to him or her. To get an address look for "Sign Up" on the left hand side of the page and click on the link to request an address. Under "Care Packages" (top right hand side) they list lists of items that are needed.

If you are too busy to do the buying and mailing of the items, you can make a donation that will go towards a "Care Package".

Everyday many Americans serving our country are deployed in hostile countries far away from their family and loved ones. This is just a little something that you can do to let them know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. First go to barber school and then go directly to beauty school. You will than be for all intent and purpose a master barber & beautician. You will enter the profession 5 -10 years worth of experience wise ahead of one who went to only 1 of the schools. Your customers will be happier and you will make more $$$ more quickly.

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