Steppy Discusses Barbershop Culture with Ollie
He tells us the “Barbershop” nowadays can be put into two categories: Vintage Salon and Barbershop.

Today, we have invited Ollie to discuss the Barbershop culture. We wonder what his opinions toward Barbershop culture being consumed as a trend orientated phenomenon, and he tells us the “Barbershop” nowadays can be put into two categories: Vintage Salon and Barbershop.




“I think Vintage salon is a new industry that has pulled away from Barbershop. Most of the hairdressers worked in cosmetology and hairdressing industry before, and what they do is to add several additional services in the salon, such as gradient dye, slick-back, and hair carving. Some big salon would spend for their employees to get suits, tattoos, motorbikes, and liquors. After that all they need is to print out posters of old-school stars that they don’t even know, and then there goes the shop, the so called barber shop.”



This kind of “barbershop” are all over the market, but Ollie does not really care. “Many say that they don’t respect the culture of barbershop, but I think it totally makes sense. It’s a business. You gotta have some money to take care of your family.” His “Peace & Love” thoughts inspired me that, this is why Ollie wins so much respect. 



“I have visited barbershops all over the world. Barbers of the centuries-old barbershops may not be excellent gradient or carving masters, but they passed on this culture, and foster a place where people in the community can get to know each other and relax. There can be lawyers, entertainers, doctors, players, government leaders, sanitation workers, etc., everyone is sitting in the chair, waiting the barber’s call. It’s an environment where pals can gather together.”



“Many people live in their own circles and compare themselves with the limited people within the circle, and may bring more and more negative emotions. However, you can know new people in the relaxing atmosphere here.”




Ollie has worked in Barbershop for so many years but not until this month did he opened the first branch of Homie Barbershop in Shanghai. “Many barbershops would expand quickly and become chain stores once they’ve received money. We want to be responsible and take it slow. The spirt of one barbershop is their hairdresser not their decoration, so we will wait until we have a supreme level hairdresser to open a new barbershop.”





Editor:MIAO/S





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Steppy Discusses Barbershop Culture with Ollie
He tells us the “Barbershop” nowadays can be put into two categories: Vintage Salon and Barbershop.

Today, we have invited Ollie to discuss the Barbershop culture. We wonder what his opinions toward Barbershop culture being consumed as a trend orientated phenomenon, and he tells us the “Barbershop” nowadays can be put into two categories: Vintage Salon and Barbershop.




“I think Vintage salon is a new industry that has pulled away from Barbershop. Most of the hairdressers worked in cosmetology and hairdressing industry before, and what they do is to add several additional services in the salon, such as gradient dye, slick-back, and hair carving. Some big salon would spend for their employees to get suits, tattoos, motorbikes, and liquors. After that all they need is to print out posters of old-school stars that they don’t even know, and then there goes the shop, the so called barber shop.”



This kind of “barbershop” are all over the market, but Ollie does not really care. “Many say that they don’t respect the culture of barbershop, but I think it totally makes sense. It’s a business. You gotta have some money to take care of your family.” His “Peace & Love” thoughts inspired me that, this is why Ollie wins so much respect. 



“I have visited barbershops all over the world. Barbers of the centuries-old barbershops may not be excellent gradient or carving masters, but they passed on this culture, and foster a place where people in the community can get to know each other and relax. There can be lawyers, entertainers, doctors, players, government leaders, sanitation workers, etc., everyone is sitting in the chair, waiting the barber’s call. It’s an environment where pals can gather together.”



“Many people live in their own circles and compare themselves with the limited people within the circle, and may bring more and more negative emotions. However, you can know new people in the relaxing atmosphere here.”




Ollie has worked in Barbershop for so many years but not until this month did he opened the first branch of Homie Barbershop in Shanghai. “Many barbershops would expand quickly and become chain stores once they’ve received money. We want to be responsible and take it slow. The spirt of one barbershop is their hairdresser not their decoration, so we will wait until we have a supreme level hairdresser to open a new barbershop.”





Editor:MIAO/S





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