8-year-old girl passes barber training, gives back to community with free haircuts
Philadelphia – Neijae Graham-Henries may be young, but the second-grader is already making a name for herself in the hair business.
The 8-year-old protégé of Philadelphia barber P. Michael Boone attended the Junior Barber Academy over the summer and has been blazing a trail since completing the program.
Boone, who has been a barber for 25 years, says he designed the six-week program with young men in mind. “I wanted to teach young men to be self-sufficient and cut their own hair when they went away to college,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “My students learn the fundamentals of men’s haircuts — safety, cleanliness, clipper control, and hair strokes.”
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