Gallery: Retired barber helps Cayuga County Jail inmates look their best

Gallery: Retired barber helps Cayuga County Jail inmates look their best

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It sounds like any other barbershop. One clipper gives way to another, a musical scale of motorized hums. The shearing of hair interrupts like bursts of static. And while some clients make conversation, others just murmur instructions.For 50 years, these sounds would have located Paul Saltarello in Mr. Paul's Barber Shop, his longtime place of business on Owasco Street. For the last several months, however, the now-retired Saltarello has been taking his clippers and scissors to a new clientele: the Cayuga County Jail.

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