About The Barbering World

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In our feature 3020: a Barber’s Odyssey, we asked three hairdressers to imagine the future of the hairdresser. Expect cockroach-dominated dystopia, shrinking gender boundaries and industry regulation (and the rise of unlawful hair salons-sigh).

The illustration for these pages was created by the talented, patient and beautiful illustrator Will Marshall. He is available for Orders at your Disposal, so contact him by E-Mail: [email protected] or on his Instagram @MarshallArts99

The second Part of the Series, Adedamola Bajomo, Tobi Adebajo and Greygory Vass from the Open Barbers, shows a World where Sex in Society less and less a Role to play.

A sexist Utopia

“Our Vision combines technological advances with a deeper understanding of human existence. At Open Barbers, we work with a community that has a differentiated perspective on the importance or non-importance of their own gender for themselves and in relation to others. Many of us aspire to a world where sex dominates less and where human dignity and care for the community prevail over the old-school power, historical nuances and sensitivities of each head and do not make any judgments about the adequacy of the Haircut to the person’s race, class, gender, venereality,

Dictating hairstyles will be a thing of the past – that one person can have the power to dictate the relevance of another person’s appearance will be obsolete. We will have gender claims, Tradition as a form of social control and simple binary categorization.

In a thousand years, the rules of the one who keeps someone else’s appearance will be broken. We will not have a bouncer at the door who will keep women, non-binary people and Trans men from hair salons, and there will be no ridicule about trans women, non-binary people and men. It is considered ridiculous that we have ever lived in a world where the entire world population has been divided into two categories: “Male” / “Female”.

Hairdresser is offered by a global range of hair designers and a menu of virtual visions. Designs are selected, customized and uploaded according to the wishes of the customers themselves. The Haircut is made bodily by delicate modeling machines, which gently react to the nuances and sensitivities of each head and do not give judgment on the adequacy of the haircut to the race, class, gender, venereality, shape, abilities and height of the person.

Dictating hairstyles will be a thing of the past – that one person can have the power to dictate the relevance of another person’s appearance will be obsolete. We understand that no two people are the same and no one person can be harmed while delivering or receiving a service. No more back pain, RSI, nicks and cuts or contact dermatitis. No more load on the neck with pelvis, torn scalp, hot tool burns or growling bellies. With a departure from capitalism to lead us through the pain of profit, we have finally learned in 1000 years that people are worth more than their productivity.

To be human is to marvel at the unique value we bring to this world. As communities, we will work together to survive and adapt, not to sell and exchange our work, but to share and nourish ourselves in states of collective comfort, satisfaction and peace. In a thousand years, we celebrate the 999th anniversary of the World Barber Festival: Humanity can do better.”


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