Chatting Men’s Haircuts With Celeb Barber Faheem Alexander
Get to know the South Philly barber who makes regular trips to NYC to keep the Roots looking fresh.
In Philly’s past … men’s skin care wasn’t hot. Now, there’s a spike because of social media. Men are happy taking pictures. It’s a good thing. It puts them in a good mental state.
The most popular haircut lately is … a two-inch with grain, so you can add deep waves, for black men. Fair-skinned males like a mid-fade with a few inches on top.
The hottest new men’s services are … facials and manicures. In 2017, I started offering a facial scrub at the shop, and I get manicures and pedicures regularly.
The Philebrities with the best hair are … Meek and Bryce Harper. Meek Mill wears about two inches on top with a wave. Bryce Harper wears a mid-fade with a few inches on top.
The Roots member with the best hair is … Questlove. It’s a nice long canvas to create on.
The MVP of my haircutting tool kit is … my Feather DX razor ($275). Its blades are a nice thin Japanese metal.
Philly’s scene is changing because … This is our version 4.0. The male mind-set is different now. We notice who’s groomed well.
Published as “A Word With … Faheem Alexander” in the December 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.