Nomad Barber – Miguel Gutierrez
The journey began on June 12th 2013, ten years to the day that the Nomad Barber began his career in the world of barbering. He flew to Athens to discover more about the the Greek barbers who brought classic barbering to Europe and from there went to Turkey the gateway to the Middle East, beginning a 12 month pilgrimage to learn more about the history of barbering and male grooming worldwide. His aim was to talk to and learn from fellow barbers in five continents, discovering how a trade, which dates back to 3500 B.C., varies across the globe. All the while travelling on a budget.
He used the social aspect of the barbershop to talk to people from all walks of life. He set up his stool at any given opportunity offering haircuts to fellow travellers, whether it was on the street side, in parks, on the beach or in other picturesque locations. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Nomad Barber has so far managed to visit and film in 30 countries on his round the world travels, amassing millions of Youtube views and a following of nearly 230.000 people over different social media platforms.
Nomad Barber is a web-series founded by Miguel Gutierrez A.K.A The Nomad Barber. Miguel will be presenting highlights from his web-series at The Art of Barbering Exhibition.
THE ART OF BARBERING EXHIBITION
Friday 24th Feb – Sunday 5th March
Archive Gallery, Haggerston