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Quarantine Cutting: Moving Forward

Quarantine Cutting: Moving Forward

Maybe it was the beginning, for some of us, when we realized that this year would be different. The echo of lingering laughter in vacant shops would act as a testament to how we’ve been feeling this year: everything is uncertain except our memory. We remember walking into shops or open garages greeted by familiar customers and the subtle head nod that it was our turn to sit in the chair. Our time both in and out of the chair has been limited. We worry about tomorrow and watch businesses that we once loved close shop until this all blows...


Quick Question: So They're Cutting into Your Hairline

Quick Question: So They're Cutting into Your Hairline

The scene begins as we head to get our hair cut one friday after school-- someone’s told us that our hair is acting out and it needs to be shaped up. We wait patiently in the waiting area looking at dated magazines and vintage style profiles. We pick out random numbers and imagine what would happen if we came off with a faux-hawk and a perm. Before we get to the yelling portion of our daydream, we are called up to the chair and cool hands rotate our head to ask about what we want. Immediately, we hear the faint...


Deep Cut: The Evolution of Dedication

Deep Cut: The Evolution of Dedication

Our road to success is never linear. We learn this early, as we navigate life fascinated by the people who’ve come before us. As we idolize basketball players and entrepreneurs; neighborhood celebrities and local barbers, we begin to draft our own dreams. We hear about their stories—how they walked a path less traveled and took failure and adversity and triumphed. Unconsciously, we begin to brand our own success story. Our sights are set on the big leagues and sometimes picturing where we will be at times overshadows how we will get there. And so, we look at the journey's of...


Dedication to Building: Professional Relationships

Dedication to Building: Professional Relationships

In at least one summer in our lives, we’ve been the kid selling lemonade on the street. We bother our parents to go to the store at the last minute, claiming that our lives depend on buying the supplies for our very own stand. We dream about our customers and what our signs are going to look like﹣ we even picture ourselves making enough money to afford those shoes we’ve been eyeing all summer. The morning of, we put on the outfit we’ve chosen the night before and rush outside to catch our first customers. We smile and...


A Cut Above: Framing The Future

A Cut Above: Framing The Future

Everyone’s had a first date. We panic immediately after the date and time have been agreed upon. What are we going to wear? We rush to the mirror and realize that our hair needs a trim- we check our contacts and scroll down to the only barber we know is available this late in advance. Pulling up to the appointment, we think about the date. What are we going to wear? Our minds flash to the pantry and try to recall whether we have mints and gum. Should we look casual or come decked out- we begin planning the minute...