Barbers play a special role in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They act as counsellors, listening to clients agonise over their love lives or confide in them about family crises. The barber shop provides a safe space for people to sit back and unwind. Sierra Leone-based journalist and photographer Olivia Acland
has been documenting the barber shops of Freetown.
|The owner of this barber shop, Ronald, decided to have it painted in this way |
as he "likes American and English people's style".
|This barber shop beside Freetown's stadium stays open as late as 11pm |
to catch anyone needing a shave on the way in or out of an event.
|Barber Kolenzo and his sister relax in the shop waiting for customers.|
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