Open Barbers is a queer and trans* friendly haircutting service in North London offering wicked haircuts and an inclusive atmosphere. Here is their manifesto:
“Open Barbers is a hairdressing service for all genders and sexualities led by Greygory, Klara, Felix and Clancey.
Who we are and what we do:
We offer a personalised and warm haircutting experience with a queer and trans friendly attitude. We seek to promote the diversity of identities in society and celebrate people’s appearance in the way they wish to be seen.
Open Barbers started in March 2011, building on hairdressing skills and experience developed by Greygory and Klara over the last decade. Open Barbers has already participated in several events including Latitude Festival, Schmoozing For Art with artist Brian Lobel and the Jewish Community Centre, Bar Wotever, Queer Fayre and House of Stars. The experience has been extremely well received creating a thriving mailing list and online interaction from Open Barbers clients. An interview with Open Barbers features in Dapper Q online magazine celebrating our new initiative, bringing international acclaim to our diverse approach.
If you are interested in coming along or making an appointment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Click here to check out the fabulous UK trans* activist Paris Lees speaking to the amazing Laura Jane Grace, from Against Me! A truly great piece of radio and a must hear for any young trans* people struggling to come to terms with their identity. Both women are inspirational, as always.