28 March 2010
BY CHASE PURDY & TONY GONZALEZ
The News Virginian

Their styles committed to memory, Nico Ibarra snipped, buzzed and stepped back for a moment.

“Four off the top. Bald on the side. Chin strap and a little long in the back.”

A deft flourish of his silver scissors and the balance between subtle art and confidence evened. Ibarra reached for a nearby mirror and held it steady for Jason Sandy, 27, of Verona.

Sandy rubbed his chin, cocked his head and started a nod. Reflected in the top corner of the barbershop mirror, a smile stretched across Ibarra’s face.

Then the finishing touch: a cloud-spray of product and quick dusting before thousands of hair particles floated to the floor as Ibarra removed the cape from around Sandy’s neck.


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