september 2018 cover

In a sea of competition, colorful portraits, or "poste" set shop owners apart.

The telltale sign of a sellout is just a few inches above their mouth.

For when your barber ghosts you... or the line at the barbershop is just too long.

A new Jay-Z emerges, his hair growing free as he embraces his Afro future.

Hair has symbolized, personified and challenged perceptions of black identity long before history books documented our journey to America.