It's been more than a year since I stepped into a barbershop to get a haircut. I made a personal decision in August 2015 to take a chance on myself and grow my hair out and see what the results would be, and honestly, my decision has had its share of ups and downs.
An up: I don't have to spend my Saturday mornings waiting for a cut in a long line
A down: I don't have the patience to try and style up my afro every other day.
When I walked out after my last trip to the barbershop, I thought I was only giving up early morning pop-ups. But I was wrong, I gave up more than that. I gave up a place where I could hear and share honest conversation, a place where...