Barbering and the barbershop, as both a craft and institution, is steeped in history and deeply engrained in North American culture. Barbering, however, is no longer just a craft; barbering is a movement and subculture that encompasses a range of different disciplines and influences.
We often heard “we have nothing like this back home” from American and Canadian figures featured in our UK publication. We have accepted the challenge and are proud to present Barber Evo North America #1. As with its sister magazine, our aim to product a publication befitting of North America’s evolving barbering movement.
In fact, the very definition of barbering is evolving and inside issue one we try to tackle the not so simple question of “what is barbering?”. Hawleywoods Proprietor Donnie Hawley remains a bastion for the old school, and we travel to LA to meet with two faces changing the game, Julius Caesar and Sofie Pok. One thing is clear: barbering is more than just cutting hair.
Inside the other ninety or pages we delve into barbershop interiors, discover the barbershops of NYC, bring you the wisdom of top barbering educators and much, much more.
So without future adieu, we give you Evo NA #1.