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German Vargas has a new men’s barber shop in the Main Street location where Mario Sebben had his barber business for many years. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

A new barber shop for men in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — There is a new men’s barber in North Canaan. 

German Vargas opened for business last month in the same Main Street shop (opposite the depot and Collins Diner) where the late Mario Sebben cut the hair of generations of men.

A native of Colombia, Vargas said he has been in the U.S. for about 25 years and has been a barber for 20 years.

A haircut is $22, and walk-ins are welcome (although if you want to call ahead, his number is 413-230-8775). He is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Depending on his schedule, a couple nights per week he stays until 7 p.m.

A reporter whose personal head-type area was in dire need of attention sat down and asked for a “military” haircut.

And that is what he got — very carefully and thoroughly done, not just a quick run-through with the clippers.

Vargas said he looks carefully at the shape of the customer’s face before making a recommendation on how to proceed.

“Your haircut is my business card,” he said with a grin.

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