A BARBER BY DAY, MORTICIAN BY NIGHT: THIS HUNTINGTON BEACH SHOP OWNER LIKES WORKING WITH BODIES, BOTH DEAD AND ALIVE
By: Greg Mellen, Orange County Register
When one steps into the Harbor Barber barbershop in Huntington Beach, it’s a little like stepping out of time.
The walls are covered with all manner of old-timey art, along with vintage leather strops for sharpening razors. There’s a barber pole in a corner. The air is redolent with the smell of lavender-scented hot towels. The clic
It is as authentic an American barbershop as you could find.
But then there’s the guy in the corner – a skeleton in a chair with an Elvis pompadour and handlebar mustache. And that tells you, not all in the shop is necessarily what you think.
Greg Krupa, 38, the proprietor of the shop, has an interesting second job. When not clipping hair and shaving the living, he performs the same services on-call for the dead as a licensed embalmer and mortician.
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