Times Union "Best of Capital Region, 2019"
dukes barber shop has been named the number one barber shop in the capital region by the times union "best of capital region, 2019.
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Q&As with 6 Capital Region Barbers.
"If someone has never had a hot shave before, and they are nervous, what would you tell them? I would just say I do this every day, so relax, and enjoy something different.
Is it like an addiction? Once they do it the first time, are they hooked? Yeah, the first time is not the last time.
If someone wants to become a barber, what's something you would tell them? Do it, don't do it...? Do it. Yeah. I'm a firm believer that you should try to find a way of making money by doing what you love, and then you never work a day in your life."
VOTED BEST BARBER SHOP BY METROLAND
JULY 19TH, 2012
"Forget all the hype about metrosexuals; real men go to barbershops, not salons. Duke’s on Madison is one of several new barbershops that seem to have cropped up in downtown Albany of late, but don’t be confused into thinking it’s just another place to get a crew. Inside, Duke’s is clean and comfortable, in the kind of cushy-leather seating and hot-rod-and-bodybuilding-mags way that your father (or grandfather) would have recognized and appreciated. The barbers are low-key and confident in their ability to handle a straight razor or clippers, and the prices are a friendly reminder, especially in these uncertain times, that quality cuts don’t have to break the bank—or involve perfume or pedicures."
Building relationships, one cut at a time.
Times Union, 2013.
"Looking past the spotless decal-labeled windows of 807 Madison Ave, one might notice the 50” flat screen television mounted on the wall, or maybe even the steel, leather trimmed barber chairs looking as if they were pulled straight out of a 1920’s barbershop. Outside, the last of the autumn leaves roll by as customers pass in and out of the doorway. The holiday season draws near, the busiest time for Duke’s Barbershop.
Venture inside the shop and meet the man behind it all, Michael Duker, 28. Sporting the latest fashion trends and a neatly trimmed beard, he’s often spotted with either a pair of clippers or his signature straight razor..."