MEDIA RELATIONS: ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, Harbor Barber

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. nsmxot-b88471087z.120150805173432000g4rb5ng7.10

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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Media Relations: Huntington Beach Independent, Harbor Barber

HUNTINGTON BEACH BARBER OFFERS PRICE CUT TO ENCOURAGE TESTICULAR EXAM

By Anthony Carpio, Huntington Beach Independent

It seems like every weekend there’s a charity event raising awareness of issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and various types of cancer. However, a Huntington Beach barber thinks more should be done about testicular cancer.

“Guys are too manly to talk about [it],” said Greg Krupa, founder of Harbor Barber at 17212 Pacific Coast Highway. “I’ve never gotten professionally examined, but I’ve done it to myself because I was curious and wanted to know what I should be looking for.”

Krupa said he doesn’t know anyone who has had testicular cancer but noticed a lot of charity events for breast cancer and not many for the male disease.

To grab people’s attention about the issue, Krupa, 38, of Long Beach, decided that during April, which is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, he would give a 50% discount on his shop’s services to any customers who get a testicular exam by a doctor.

“I want them go to a doctor, get examined and take a selfie, but not in a graphic manner,” he said with a laugh. “Just something to show that they went.”

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