With his Holiday Grooms mobile barber service, Asheville’s Holiday Childress
has found a unique niche.
True confession: The working title for this profile was The Rock ’n’ Roll Barber, but as you have no doubt surmised, it didn’t make the final (cough) cut. There is, however, some validity lurking within that sentiment, because if you know anything about rock ’n’ roll, you will be aware of the fact that more than a few musicians hold down day jobs as barbers and stylists. It’s a natural fit, given the oftentimes unstructured nature of the workplace hours, and there’s an undeniable creativity and self-pride that accompanies both callings as well.
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