It’s a family affair at Regal Barbershop in Saratoga Springs, where the Jacob family is busy at work, making their mark in the business of grooming.
The business at 35 Van Dam St. is jointly owned by three brothers—Joseph Jacob, an attorney with an office in Albany, long with George and Sam Jacob, who both are master barbers.
“George and Sam learned the trade at my father’s barbershop back when they were teens, in Aleppo, Syria,” said Joseph Jacob.
He said George, Sam and their families, immigrated to the United States in October of 2014, after the war conflict had started in Syria. Jacob said they settled initially in New Jersey, and both worked in barber shops in Manhattan and Nyack, N.Y. During this time, they had their eye on any possible opportunities in the Spa City.
“We have been searching for a vacant retail shop in Saratoga Springs, for long time, and we finally found the ideal location,” said Jacob.
The shop has a more upscale, sophisticated setting. They offer services in a lounge-like setting, with free off-street parking. They also offer complimentary drinks.
“It is an escape from the ordinary run-of-the-mill type barber shops, “ said Jacob.
Regal carries specialty men’s grooming products. Customers can make an appointment online.
“The community in Saratoga, and beyond, had been very kind and generous in their extended welcome and reviews of my brothers services and the offerings at the shop. We look forward to many, many successful years of service,” he said.
The phone number is 518-430-2651. The website is www.RegalBarbershop.com.