This is a great video for many reasons, most of which you will deduce for yourself on watching, but the reason it struck a chord with me is that it shows the return of real Barbering among the youth, an ‘art form’ that was in danger of becoming a relic of the past. The modern gentleman has many guises; Trent Magnano and Vinnie Morey are perfect examples, not the classic image we have come to associate with Barbers, but on seeing the dexterity of their blades and attention to the finer detail, they show skill beyond their barbering years.

How long will it be before we start seeing the new breed of Barbers emerging in the UK?

There’s no doubt some around already, but 2011 is set to be a good year for the return of barbering in fact for grooming in general. My hat off to The Proper Barbershop for keeping the art alive.