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Germantown: Barber Mark Lightfoot Keeps It All In the Family

Germantown: Barber Mark Lightfoot Keeps It All In the Family

Mark Lightfoot arrives at his barbershop as early as 6 a.m. to make sure everything is in place for his morning appointments. From the placement of each tool at each work station to the cleanliness of the floor, appearance is just as important as the quality of the haircut. This is one of many reasons […]

 

Mantua: Five Places You Need To Know

Mantua: Five Places You Need To Know

Just north of Drexel University’s campus sits a small, tightly knit community called Mantua. With bordering streets from Spring Garden Street to Mantua Avenue and 31st to 40th streets. A mainly residential neighborhood, Mantua has struggled in the past with drug-related crimes and deep poverty. The residents are predominantly working-class Philadelphians dedicated to keeping their […]

 By Jessica Lista and Talia Leggieri

North Central: One Barbershop Wants to Transform the Industry

North Central: One Barbershop Wants to Transform the Industry

One barbershop in North Central strives to live up to its name by bringing out the beauty in all its clients in an atmosphere that feels like home. Completely Beautiful, located at 1617 Cecil B. Moore Ave., was first conceptualized by owner Talib Abdul Mujib in 1998 and finally opened last August. Mujib said creating […]