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If you have a boy, sooner or later you will take him for a haircut at a barbershop.
Barbershops are the masculine equivalent of the women beauty parlors, places not only to trim your hair, but also to gather to chat and socialize.
African American barbershops are clearly different from white barbershops, and the only places where a boy of African origin can get a decent haircut.
The black barbershop culture has been captured in many American movies. Like in the fiction classics Barbershop, Barbershop 2 and Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads.
Stephen Sullivan & Pekka Ikomi
There are two recent documentaries worth watching, The Fade and the short film Trim. Both were made by British filmmakers; the first one is about four different barbers from different cultures and has been shown at different film festivals and community gatherings. I don’t know when it will be available on DVD, but you can watch the trailer here.
The second one, Trim, tells the story of two brothers who own a barbershop in London. More than barbers, they are truly artists!
Please don’t miss it, it is funny and entertaining, the film is on Vimeo and only lasts about 14 minutes.