Styling Masculinity by Kristen Barber mentioned in USA Today

Styling Masculinity by Kristen Barber was mentioned in a USA Today piece titled “A salon of his own: More than just manscaping” on April 23.


“In her 2016 book “Styling Masculinity,” sociologist Kristen Barber says at the same time barbershops were closing, men’s salons were cropping up across the country.

‘White, upper-class men are seeking out pampered grooming experiences as a sign of their superior taste and a step toward getting ahead in the workplace,” said Barber. “So they don’t just enjoy the pampering, they believe that there’s a marketplace value for the services.'”

Read the full article HERE.