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Men who won’t change with times

Sakhawe Ahmed trims his client’s mustache, Mohamed Khalifah, using a flat razor. PHOTO | COURTESY
Sakhawe Ahmed trims his client’s mustache, Mohamed Khalifah, using a flat razor. PHOTO | COURTESY 

A barbershop in Mombasa is selling a kind of nostalgia to customers who remember the old times of grooming products; razors and scissors.

At a time when barbershops are closing, ushering in a new era of men salons, 62-year-old Sumar Zakria and his brother Sakhawe Mohamed Ahmed, 40, have maintained the old school styles of cutting hair.

Sumar, who has been in the business of cutting hair for more than 30 years, uses scissors and razors. His father was also a barber.

At their Al Hayat barbershop, you will rarely find young people coming in but older loyal customers who love a ‘‘classic’’ shave.

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