Momentum Digital is back with another episode of Small Business Saturday, where we highlight a deserving company in the greater Philadelphia area. This Saturday we sit down with Andrew Sherman, co-founder of Philadelphia Barber Company in Northern Liberties.
Have you ever been to an old school barbershop? I’m talking like, straight razor, barber pole, old dude’s just chillin’ in the back talking smack type of place. Well, neither had I until this past Saturday when I went to this dope spot under the El in Northern Liberties called Philadelphia Barber Company.
Two friends, Andrew Sherman and Ken Cairns started this place just two months ago with the intention to bring back that neighborhood hangout feel to the barbershop. They wanted a place where barbers from around the city could come collaborate and feed off each other’s energy.
I think they achieved just that.
Trevor and I were welcomed by Angela, one of the most engaging and warm individuals certainly to ever grace the streets of North Philly. Ok, maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but Angela, if you’re reading this, you’re the best and we love you. She keeps a close eye on the front of the house, and an even closer eye on the liquor bottles (more on that later).
The other part of this dynamic duo of women is Andy. Don’t let the tat sleeves full you, Andy is a bit reserved. Or maybe that was just here way of saying, “get that f***** camera out of my face.” Either way, guys from all over the city should be lining up out the door to get cut by this beauty!!
But in all seriousness, Andy I will marry you… no questions asked.
So that just leaves the two founders, Andrew and Ken. These guys are both savvy veterans in the game. They’ve both been refining their skills for nearly a decade, with much of their finer years coming right here in Philadelphia. Andrew told us it was their vision to start a modern shop that delivered the finest, high end haircut one could hope to experience.
This is the type of luxury that Philly has been lacking for a long time, however, Philadelphia Barber Company is rejuvenating the neighborhood barbershop scene in North Philly.
Until next Saturday!