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The Kosher Haircut (PHOTOS, AUDIO)

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Anna Irrera

There are mohawks, crew cuts, clean shaves and fades. Full beards, goatees, chinstraps and soul patches. And then there are kosher cuts -- haircuts ordained by Jewish law.

In neighborhoods with large Jewish populations like Midwood, Brooklyn, posters with specific guidelines are easily spotted on barber shop windows. Whether it is nixing a blade for beard trimming or working around the peyos, men's hair stylists like Giuseppe "Pino" Davi and Isaac Ishakov deliver what their customers, and their faiths, prefer.


This report was produced by Anna Irrera and Ankita Rao.

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