Technical school helps barbers carry on family tradition

Apr 19, 2018 583

The Rizzis wouldn't trade their trade for anything. They are just as true to the place they learned it — J.M. Wright Technical High School, where Anthony Rizzi graduated as a barber in 1960. Rizzi said he doesn't know what attracted him to barbering when he was a teenager at Wright Tech, where he sang with the school doo-wop group, "The Starlights."

But years later, he learned that his grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom died before he was born, were barbers in their hometown of Minturno in central Italy. Rizzi has done his part to sustain the tradition. His son, Vinny, and daughter, Cabrina, cut hair with him in his downtown shops — Federal Hairstylists I in the Marriott Hotel on Tresser Boulevard, and Federal Hairstylists II in Landmark Square.



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SOURCE: https://www.sfchronicle.com

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