• Meet Our Team•
Nicky developed an appreciation for barbering because of Carl, his neighbor who cut hair on the front porch of his home in Philadelphia. Carl gave Nicky his first pair of clippers when he was 12 and mentored him through his first haircuts. At a young age, Nicky knew he wanted to be a professional barber someday.
For over 22 years now, Nicky has been a passionate student of Tonsorial Arts and Men’s Grooming. In 2008, he got an opportunity to open his first barbershop. Since then, he has grown it into a place that celebrates modern men with treasured values of old America. Now, Nicky has four shops and plans to open more.
With the desire to revive the lost art of barbering, Nicky also established Modern Male Barber Academy in 2018. He teaches aspiring barbers classic grooming techniques with modern barbering style and flair.
More importantly, he teaches the value of “the barber as gentleman” experience. He wants future barbers to be role models for young men today. After all, a haircut only lasts two to three weeks. But teach a young man respect; that can last a lifetime.
Vinni’s background is in teaching, but after taking a job out of college as a gym teacher, he realized his passions lie elsewhere. In 2014, his big brother, Nicky, offered to enroll him in a Barber Apprentice Program in Modern Male Barbershop.
Justin tried his hand at hair cutting while he was at Fort Pickett in Virginia, where he served as an Army National Guard for over a decade. Since then, he has developed a strong passion for the fine art of barbering.
Cutting hair has been a passion for Karl. He never stops improving his skills; he practices new techniques to see what new looks he can create for his clients — and share with students and junior barbers.