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This month is all about Hispanic heritage. Every year, we designate that 30-day span to National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration to honor, cherish, and appreciate all the amazing contributions Hispanic, Latin, or Latinx people have brought to the United States.
It's all about putting the focus back on the people who brought the U.S. so much! We spend this month honoring the cultures, contributions, and traditions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. All heritages rooted in Latin American countries deserve recognition, and this month (and every month, in our opinion) is all about sharing that appreciation.
So, what are we doing in honor of this epic month? We're sharing the top 5 Hispanic, Latin, or Latinx barbers in the biz right now! Read on, check out their instas, and get ready to get inspired by these talented barbers.
The Must-Know Latin & Latinx Barbers for Hispanic Heritage Month
First things first, we just want to say that these barbers we're featuring are the real deal. They're talented, they're skilled, and they're on the cutting-edge of the barbering industry. But aside from just being successful in the barbering industry, they're also superstars in the Hispanic and Latinx communities.
Is this the comprehensive list of talented Latino and Latinx barbers out there? No way! But it's a start, and we're hyped to honor these rad barbers by sharing their professional portfolios.
Alecks Rizo | @alecksrizo
You can find Alecks providing killer cuts and color for clients at Kutthroat North Park in San Diago. This shop? It's cutting-edge–talented stylists and artists are serving up sweet cuts and killer tats. But Alecks? Well, Alecks is offering something next level. Scroll through Alecks' page and you'll see amazing fades, vibrant colors, textured mullets, curl perms, tapers, and so much more. Alecks is rocking a ton of skills and is doing the dirty work to break the myth that barbershops don't offer inclusive services. Alecks' motto? Cuts and colors for all genders! Check out Alecks' Insta to see fire looks and to get inspired.
Razo is a barber who's been in the game for over a decade. Located in El Monte, California, Razo is often sharing his take on the latest trends, cuts, and killer inspo pics. Razo doesn't just offer barbering inspo, though–he's sharing tips with barbers, showing his process, and all-out offering an unfiltered look at the industry. You want honest advice and amazing inspo? His Insta is the one to follow.
Dave Hung | @dynasty_dave17
Dave is a Dominican barber located in New Jersey. He's the owner of his own shop (Dynasty Barbershop), is always sharing killer transformations on his Insta, and is quick to share his insight on the perfect cut. His social media is equal parts skill and sass, a much-appreciated thing while scrolling. And his cuts and looks are always on point. Dave's got a lot of personality, a lot of skill, and a lot to share–he's worth a follow for sure.
Edwin | @eluxcuts
This Austin-based barber never skimps when it comes to style. Every photo he shares on his Insta is jam-packed with skill and an effortless cool factor. Edwin does it all–from vibrant colors and hair art to slick fades and epic daily looks. No matter what his customers are down for, he's got the talent to make it happen. Check out his Instagram to see what he's got up his sleeve in ATX.
Leyvis Villa| @leyviscuts
Another Dominican barber, Leyvis is a talented professional with a penchant for showing the day in the life of a skilled pro. On his insta, he shares the reality of barbering, amazing inspo looks, and is often giving his audiences an up close and personal look at his process. If you're looking for real, raw talent from an entrepreneur who knows the business, you'll want to follow Leyvis.
Have a few barbers of your own in mind for this blog? That's what the comment section is for. If you know, respect, and admire an amazing Hispanic or Latinx barber out there, we want to know about 'em. Share their site or handle in the comment section below. Who knows? They could be featured in our next blog highlighting talented barbers all over the country. In the meantime, subscribe to NAOB to get regular updates, helpful advice, and deals or discounts on the latest and greatest in our industry.