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Midway, Edwards says, is where he works and sometimes where he sleeps. At Midway, he chats with lifelong friends about personal frustrations and global issues alike. If he meets a new friend, Edwards says, they probably started talking in the barber’s chair. “You always meet good people here at the barber shop.

Finally, he set his sites on the old Midway garage across from Hancock County High School. We would highly appreciate if you notify your barber that you found them through our website Barberhead. This will support us in our growth which results in better quality barbershop related content. Don’t forget franco’s barbering to take a moment to write a sentence or two, down below, about your experience in Midway Barber Shop. “Olivia did a great job cutting my hair. I’m from Hawaii and I go here everyone I visit. Very friendly and they’re so funny.” Thanksgiving time again don’t go to moms with out a fresh haircut.

He was his own first customer but, unlike most kids, his first haircut turned out pretty sharp. He cut his older brother’s hair next, and then several other family members. By the time he was 19, Dennie had enrolled in barber school and was studying business at the University of Indiana.

A copy of Norman Rockwell pencil sketch “First Haircut” hangs on the shop’s wall. It’s a copy of the original sketch Rockwell gave to his barber Archille “Scotty” Cibelli, who is pictured in the sketch. Cibelli gave it to Bob Jeffrey in 1997 after the Jeffrey’s visited his barbershop in Stockbridge, Mass. Located in the barbershop basement, the resource center has nine computer stations and a quiet area where youth can get tutoring. There are chess boards too, and an on-site chess master.

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While Midway is the oldest African-American barber shop in Chapel Hill, there’s a lookalike in most towns. Edwards’ barber shop is part of a national culture – one that pairs haircuts with relationships formed between family and friends at a casual meeting point. There’s not another Midway, but “black barber shop” culture extends and thrives beyond Chapel Hill, a rejection of chain cosmeticians like Sport Clips. The late Stephen Edwards cut Farrington’s hair until he sold Midway to his son, who practiced barbering on Farrington and their friends over the years.

Free hair cut Saturday the 16 of November 2019 until 10 am if you mention this ad. And while every customer – new, returning or regular – that sits down with Edwards gets the “Midway experience,” weekly customers form the shop’s heart, soul and bottom line. “What do you want to call this haircut, the no. 1?” Johnson jokingly asked. Others such as Clint Johnson like being able to walk in without making an appointment and get an $11 haircut. Over the years, he’s cut a lot of kids’ hair, and said patience is the key.

Barbershops have slowly been disappearing for decades. In the 1960s, young men began growing their hair long instead of getting it trimmed every week, Jeffrey said. Barber’s schools also are closing and stylists’ schools are opening for students who want to learn to cut men’s and women’s hair.