Photo: Lm Sorenson
From the beginning of barbershops in the early 1900s to their recent revival in the past decade, people have been going to the barber to keep up with their hygiene as well as to fraternize with their neighbors. The act of getting one’s hair cut is so personal and intimate that it is not uncommon for a barber to become a person’s confidant. The barber shop as a place for neighbors and camaraderie is an ideal that Jed Beal holds close to his heart. He opened his shop back in 2011, not only to start a business for himself, but to also give back to his community.