How to go from Knotty to Wavy in one Cut

Dear Valued Barber Shop Patron, There comes a time in every black man’s life when he develops the urge to communicate his politics to the world through the expressionism that comes with growing his hair out. Just like every work of art is a political expression, so is every style of hair growth, in the…

How to Adopt Another Ethnicity’s Haircut

Dear Valued Barber Shop Patron, Often times we see individuals with hair styles that we admire, but that may simply not be functional or conducive for our texture of hair, or bone composition. It could be a matter of your hair not being straight enough to manipulate into that particular style, or perhaps your hair…

How can I Make my Taper Different?

Dear Valued Barber Shop Patron, If you are African American and over the age of twenty, your failsafe haircut is probably a taper of some sort. Why is this? Most likely because you feel like fades are played out and an even all around is just too conservative, so you invariably ask for an even…

How Often Should I get my Hair Cut? Volume 1

Dear Barber Shop Patron, This is to inform the immaculately groomed that its okay to extend that preciseness and professionalism in your appearance to the aesthetic upkeep of your hair. This is also intended to inform those of you who don’t believe that getting another hair cut before the old one outgrows its parameters, that…

A Thin Line Between Bald and Fade

Dear Barber Shop Patron, What do you do when your hair line is thinning or receding and you’re worried about it being taken back or further thinned out by your barber? You should first asses whether your barber is skilled enough to be proficient at maintaining that which you are holding on to. Start observing…