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The Basics of Barber Styling

Why do barbers, the history of the profession, and barbershop etiquette go under the radar? Everyone has hair. Haircuts are inevitable. Not everyone becomes a barber, nor is everyone interested in the topic. But as human beings, I think it's reasonable to provide access to this history, shop etiquette, and basic haircutting technique -- a means for folks to learn at home. If you're interested in reading a brief history of barbering, see below. Remember, this unstandard and edited version is for those seeking basic textbook skills (ca. 1970's) or who find themselves curious about barbering.

Part 1: The Basics of Barber Styling (Chapter 1, minimally edited for content)

Excerpt below: