BIG AL 'BOSS BARBER'
As the proprietor and Boss Barber of FADEMASTERS BARBERSHOP, Al Fitzgerald Sr.'s creative vision stems from his humble beginnings growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"I'm often asked how and why I became a barber. Like a lot of you, I began cutting my own hair because my family could not afford a barber. I bought my first pair of Wahl's, and I did everything with them, a line up, everything! Then I would sit them in the freezer to keep them cool. Although I dibbled and dabbled in cutting hair at an early age, I hadn't found any real passion. I then went on to work as a heavy equipment operator for a road construction company. It wasn't until I found myself in an adverse situation that I had to depend on the skills I acquired as a teenager which was cutting hair. It was during this time when I realized how much I could affect someone's disposition with a simple haircut. There is no better feeling than changing the mindset or outlook of a person just by a haircut, like you come in feeling worthless, and leave feeling like a million bucks, just knowing that I helped in that process, confirmed what I was supposed to do. Though I picked up a pair of clippers with a real purpose, to "eat" something else happened. I developed a real passion fueled by a real purpose with a commitment to those who sit in my chair. I am here to help you be your best self, and that in itself is priceless."
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