THE ORIGIN OF BELSITO

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BELSITO BARBER SHOP IS NAMED AFTER A SMALL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN THE CALABRIA REGION OF SOUTHERN ITALY. BELSITO MEANS BEAUTIFUL PLACE OR SITE. ITS CURRENT POPULATION IS JUST UNDER 1000 PEOPLE. HISTORICALLY, SILK WAS THE MAIN INDUSTRY IN THE VILLAGE. SHOP OWNER STEPHEN'S MOM WAS BORN AND RAISED THERE, AND IT'S ALSO THE PLACE WHERE HIS PARENTS MET AND WERE MARRIED, AND WHERE HIS GRANDFATHER WAS A BARBER. THE ARCHIVAL RECORDS OF BOTH SIDES OF HIS FAMILY DATE BACK TO BELSITO TO AT LEAST THE 15TH CENTURY. 

MEET THE TEAM------THE BARBERS

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STEPHEN----OWNER/MASTER BARBER

STEPHEN IS THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF BELSITO BARBER SHOP. HE IS A SECOND GENERATION MASTER BARBER, WHO HAS BEEN CUTTING HAIR FOR 11 YEARS. HE IS ADEPT WITH ALL HAIR TEXTURES AND STYLES. STEPHEN IS A FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND ENGAGING BARBER, WHO IS ALSO AN AVID GARDENER AND SPORTS ENTHUSIAST.

BRIDAA----MASTER BARBER

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BRIDAA IS A MASTER BARBER WITH OVER 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WORKING WITH ALL TYPES OF HAIR.  BRIDAA, WHO HAILS FROM CASABLANCA, MOROCCO, IS THE PROUD FATHER OF TWO CHILDREN, AND IS A HUGE SOCCER FAN. IN 2010, WAS THE RECIPIENT OF A BEST OF BOSTON AWARD BY BOSTON MAGAZINE.

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NICK----MASTER BARBER

NICK IS A SECOND GENERATION MASTER BARBER WITH MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. HE SPECIALIZES IN FADES BUT IS EQUALLY AT EASE, WORKING WITH ALL HAIR TYPES.  NICK IS DOWN TO EARTH AND ENJOYS MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH, OR TALKING ABOUT SPORTS. 


HE HAS ALSO WORKED AS A MASSAGE THERAPIST IN THE SOUTH END FOR MORE THAN 12 YEARS, AND  HE IS THE PROUD OWNER OF A 5 YEAR OLD BOXER NAMED TYSON

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ANTHONY(TONY)----MASTER BARBER

ANTHONY IS A MASTER BARBER WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, 15 OF WHICH HE OWNED AND OPERATED A FAMILY RUN BARBERSHOP; CENTRE BARBERSHOP. HE LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HIS TWO DAUGHTERS; ISOBEL AND FIONA AND BEING AN ACTIVE CO-PARENT.  HE ENJOYS RUNNING, DOING YOGA, MEDITATING, LISTENING TO NPR AND WGBH.  HE ALSO LOVES SPENDING TIME WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND JESS IN EAST BOSTON, PLAYING SCRABBLE AND DRINKING CRAFT BEERS.  HE IS EXCITED TO BEING JOINING THE TEAM AND TO BE CUTTING AND WORKING WITH YOUR HAIR.

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SHENOUDA---MASTER BARBER

SHENOUDA IS A MASTER BARBER FROM MILAN, ITALY. HE ENJOYS WATCHING SOCCER,  COOKING, PAINTING AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS FAMILY.  SHENOUDA MOVED TO THE STATES FOR HIS FOUR KIDS TO LIVE AND TO HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES.  WHILE LIVING IN ITALY HE HAD A CLEANING SERVICE NAMED KANGAROO WHABA. WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING AT BELSITO, HE HAS ALSO STARTED A CLEANING SERVICE HERE NAMED MR KANGAROO SCV.