The influence the barber has in shaping a young man’s life is grossly underestimated! I begin cutting young Will when he was around 9 years old…..the visits to my barberchair included conversations of doing well in school, serving in the community, golden nuggets on how to navigate effectively into manhood, as well as tips on daily grooming and hygiene. ….young William is now called Will, he is Attorney practicing in the Washington DC area, with his current efforts, he has entered the race to be a democrat for Congress….Will is also married and the father of 3 beautiful little girls… Will is still one of my current clients…..Will has expressed to me that he remembers the times spent in my chair when he was a young boy, the conversations that he never forgot, the fact that I took the time and answered all his many questions , gave advice and helped him to learn and develop. ….. I’m grateful to be a barber because the opportunities to ignite “CHANGE” for the betterment of our community is given to me daily. ……. a duty I do not take lightly.