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Cutting Along the Edge

Cutting Along the Edge

“Oh boy lookin clean!”

 

“I see you young blood!”

 

We’ve all been there: eyebrows lifted, head tilted slightly, pressing our lips together trying not to expose a full grin; we look good. We walk out the shop like we’ve never seen the world before; we’re ready to conquer it. There is nothing, nor anybody that could tell us that we aren’t the King of the Hill. Our hair is fly: we look in every car window to catch the shine reflecting off sides from the sun; we might as well be dipped in gold. But the line along...


The Beginnings of a Barber

The Beginnings of a Barber

Fade in


We all begin our journey in the chair. We learn the dynamic of the shop quick- the sound of clippers and the scents of shop products become a part of our collective memory. Old heads talking about the latest sports news and arguing over current politics makes us believe in the history of our own fathers. We look to the barbershop for guidance- it’s’ always been more than cutting hair. Hands that used to grip stubborn heads from moving too much become hands we shake. We talk about business and going to college or starting...