Mommy Bloggers Love Marv for Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Cafe Mom, Blog her, and Working mother magazine are rely supporting your boy. They all ran a great interview with me on great gifts for dad and more. Those mommy blogger networks receive million’s of visitors a month! Shout out to the all of the mommas for supporting me again! Check it out here.

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THE WASHINGTON POST conducted a historial interview with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis along with a 4 page spread on me in the Sunday paper. Such an honor!

May 7, 2015 2:28 PM EDT – Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has been a customer of Marvin Church, better known as “Marv the Barb,” for two years. Even though he doesn’t have “much hair” these days, Lewis enjoys going to the barber shop and reminisces about their importance during the civil rights movement. (Nicki DeMarco and Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

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Cafe Mom, Blog her, and Working mother magazine all ran a great interview with me on men’s grooming, great gifts for dad, and more. Those mommy blogger networks receive more than 10 million visitors a month! Shout out to the all of the mommas for supporting me! Check it out here.

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Check out the interview with, The Industry Cosign Magazine.

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Check Out Lifestyle Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Cocoa Express on BlogTalkRadio


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Marv’s Got Press!

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The very cool blog called, The Art of Manliness,   called me to contribute to a post on what it means to be a man. Here’s a synopsis on the blog. “In our search to uncover the lost art of manliness, we’ll look to the past to find examples of manliness in action. We’ll analyze the lives of great men who knew what it meant to “man up” and hopefully learn from them. And we’ll talk about the skills, manners, and principles that every man should know.”

They have over 100,000 subscribers, so I was very honored that they called me.  They asked top barber’s all over the country to give advice about what they’ve learned about being a man after talking to their many clients over the years. A new client even came in today because of the post. 🙂 I want to thank Brett for the opportunity…definitely check out his blog!

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Respect: THE OLD SCHOOL-Barber Chair


A Koken barber chair was considered revolutionary during its time. It was the first one that would hydraulically lift up and down. Before 1891, barbers would have had taken a chair and spin it to raise it or spin it the other way to lower it. Earnest Koken ended up designing his chair so that when the lever is pumped up and down, it would raise the chair. On the other hand, the chair would gradually lower itself when the lever is pushed on its side.

Ernest Koken invented the hydraulic-powered barber chair, thus it was aptly named after him. Mr. Koken was born in Germany but moved to the United States in his early years. As a young boy, he already had a knack for blueprints. It wasn’t surprising that he was able to develop a reclining barber chair while working for a barber chair manufacturing company. He eventually moved on to form his own business called, Koken Barbers Supply. It was a success for some time. Unfortunately, his company went out of business in the 1950’s. About a decade later, Koken was acquired by the Takara Belmont Company, a competitor and the manufacturer of Belmont barber chairs.

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Congressman John Lewis

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The 2014 year has jumped started in a humbling fashion. Congressman John Lewis was
on the appointment book to receive “The Marvthebarb Experience.”

We thank you John Lewis for your sacrifice for all humanity. We are all now free to ride anywhere.

-Black History Month
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Celebs, Award Shows, & Backstage


A few people I’ve touched…Wayne Brady, Chris Tucker, Bobby Brown, Blair Underwood,
Michael Eric Dyson, Stevie Wonder, Dean “Superman” Cain, and Fontzworth Bentley.

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Welcome to my new site!


Hey everybody welcome to my new blog and website! A lot of you have been with me for many years and have been apart of my growth. Thank you. You can come here and check out what I’m doing and find out about interesting products and all cool things having to do with us…men.-Marv

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