Derek Burton and Lawrence Avara have known each other for almost 20 years. They first met when Derek was a student in Larry’s family owned Barber School, Avara’s Academy of Hair Design, in 1997.
Things came full circle in 2015 when Derek and Larry decided to collaborate on the opening of a classic Barber Shop, in the Canton area. They felt a need for a tried and true “old school barbershop,” a shop that focuses on classical barbering techniques and personal service; with superior precision haircuts, traditional hot towel shaves and great conversation.
Derek and Larry collectively have over 45 years of experience. With Derek working in local area Barbershops over 19 years, and Larry having over 25 years of owning and operating Avara’s Academy of Hair Design, the preeminent Barber School in the state of Maryland; this partnership was destined to be a great success.