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Ho-Ho-Kus Loses Icon Barber

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, Domenic Parisi, of Domenic & Pietro Barber Studio in Ho-Ho-Kus, a longtime New Jersey barber, has died of COVID-19.

Parisi or Domenic cut this bloggers hair along time ago but more notable  cut ex-President Richard Nixon’s hair when the former president lived in Bergen County .

Last week the Ridgewood blog had learned Domenic was very sick  but had not heard until Sunday that he had passed away .

All I know about the history of the barber shop was that back in 1970 the partners decided to try something new and offer hair care services for both men and women.

There is memorial building up at the front door of the Domenic & Pietro Barber Studio where Parisi worked for 50 years.

24 thoughts on “Ho-Ho-Kus Loses Icon Barber

  1. Oh that’s terrible.
    What a nice man.

    I got 2 haircuts there since the Governor opened things up again.

    He had a long list of appointments but he found time to cut my hair.

  2. OMG! So sorry! May he rest in peace.

  3. Yes great bunch of guys.

  4. Sorry to hear of his death.
    He was 91 and lived a long, interesting and fruitful life.
    I hope I make i that long.
    I heard he was Richard Nixon’s go to barber years.

  5. Dom was 91…?

    I had no idea…..that’s incredible.

  6. Obit on CBS says Dom was 77…

  7. Correct.
    Dom was 77 (76?)

    I posted the age 91 post.
    I mistakenly pulled up an Obit for Domenic Parisi from Rockaway NJ (died in 2016, age 91)

    Apologies for the mistake.

  8. Domenic would have been 77 on October 27th, so he was only 76. I’ll certainly be thinking of him again in 3 weeks. ;-(

  9. DOMENIC was very nice my dad and me went to DOMENIC for very long time We will miss him and my condolences goes to his family

  10. He was such a wonderful person. I will miss him.

  11. Dominic was a friend but above all was an old school GENTELMEN, who treated everyone with respect and friendship. His just happebed to bexa damn good barbare too. God bless you my friend and protect you.

  12. Very sad to hear this news. Dominic set an example for all of us with a smile always on his face. He shared his warmth with my son, my father in law, and me for many years. We always looked forward to visiting him before moving a few years ago. While we’re all very sad, we’re lucky that such a special person was part of our lives.

  13. Dominic was a terrific fellow. I got many haircuts from his business partner Pietro. They were like a big, happy family there and treated everyone so wonderfully.

  14. God bless you Joe and the family. What a wonderful man. he put me at peace every time I met him.

  15. I was one of his very first clients. A very dear friend and loved him with all my heart I will miss him very much and will always keep his memory with me I send my love and sympathy to his family

  16. As a long time customer of Dominic. I just learned of his death. A true gentleman and fine barber. He was always willing to let me pass along any new jokes what ever the “quality”. Joey, stay strong as we all respected Dad’s warm and genuine humanity which I will never forget. May he Rest In Peace. Bob Stevenson

  17. I’ve been going to Dominic & Pietro’s shop since 1972, for 48 years of perfect haircuts. Dominic and his 3 partner barbers have been terrific. I had tried one or two other barbers when we first moved to Ridgewood, then to Ho-Ho-Kus, but none came even close to the quality service of Dominic & Pietro, and to the fact that they all treated me as family. To say he will be missed would be a gross understatement. It is well known that President Nixon was Dominic’s regular customer, and I had the privilege of meeting him there several times.

  18. Dominic and all the

  19. He was such a wonderful, easygoing guy. Cut my hair for about 35 years before I moved away last year. I am beyond sad to hear this news

  20. I’m just hearing about Dominic’s death. A gentleman of a man who J
    I would talk in Italian to as much as possible. A wonderful guy and great barber. I will miss his spirit.

  21. Dominic started cutting hair at Jule’s Barber Shop in Riveredge NJ. I was 14 and he was 16. He dated and married Linda Petrucco of River Edge. He was good at his craft. My mother always gave me an extra dollor for his tip. I moved away and I went to see him in their shop. As I walked in the door he stopped cutting and greeted me with a hug recognizing me after 52 yrs. I’m guessing he always remembered his earliest and steady customers. A nice man and person.i miss him already.

  22. I just learned of Dominic’s death. Very sad to learn this. He was a special man, more than just a barber, a friend to everyone he met. Probably cut my hair for 25 years. Always looked forward to seeing him and renewing our acquaintance. He was young at heart. I miss him.

  23. Just read of Dominic’s passing. Got my hair cut in his shop for over 25 years before moving out of state. What a fantastic man, warm hearted to all who entered his shop.
    Condolences to his family.

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