Anchorage barbers compete for bragging rights in annual competition

By December 14, 2015 Barber industry

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Anchorage barbers compete for bragging rights in annual competition

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By Daniella Rivera Photojournalist: Jared Mazurek – 5:48 AM December 14, 2015
ANCHORAGE – On Sunday afternoon, Hair Science — a barber school and shop — was packed. The clock was ticking, and the pressure was on to produce the best cut.

“Image is everything so, you know, [if] you’re not looking right, a lot of times you’re not feeling right,” explained owner and barber instructor Shawn Idom.

Students and professionals armed with combs, scissors and razors fought for a cash prize and, more importantly, bragging rights.

Barber Marcus Freeman said the event is an opportunity for people to see what all goes into the job.

“A lot of times, we don’t really get the chance to show our art and our craft in this way,” he said.

As each contestant added their finishing touch, three veteran barber judges took notes, looking closely at lines, fades and the overall cut.

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