Yury Abramov of Vintage Barbershop Honored as Proud Supporter of U.S. Military
By David Cohen | Special for the AJT
Supporting the U.S. Armed Forces comes easy for many Americans, but one local business owner has found an interesting way to show his support.
He cuts hair.
Yury Abramov, the Jewish owner of Vintage Barbershop in Sandy Springs was recently honored by the numerous military servicemen he supports with a U.S. Flag flown in a mission during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Flag was flown aboard a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon piloted by 1st LT. Jeffrey C. Witt of the 100th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. Vintage Barbershop was recognized because of the amount of Army/Navy clients they serve and for the portion of retail sales donated from the sale of American crew styling products (USO Military edition).
“We were introduced to the military by launching American crew military campaign retail products at the shop.” Says Abramov, “We also work with many members of the Sandy Springs Police and Fire Departments.”
Yury Abramov opened the Vintage Barbershop in March of 2012 after nearly ten years of barbering in New York and Atlanta. Since then, the shop has become a runaway success with an almost cult-like following. These days, customers wishing to get a haircut during peak hours almost always have to call ahead. “Yury,” as his regular customers call him, was born in the former USSR and is a Sephardic Jew.
The shop also participates in an annual charity drive during March. In the past they have raised funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as well as Chabad of Gwinnett and St. Jude Hospital. “I personally feel like charity work is a must, not only by Judaism standards but as a member of society.” He says, “I was traditionally brought up learning that.”
Vintage Barbershop is located in Sandy Springs at the Abernathy Square shopping center. For more information on Yury and his shop visit: www.vintagebarbershopatl.com