We will show you friendly, professionals and a professional barber shop environment. You can bring your children to us without fear of a inappropriare atmosphere, and we have CCTV security video recording. At The Fading Theory Barber Shop LLC, we appreciate you, and we want to earn your business. We want you as a repeat client for many years to come. Heck, we will even say thank you and count your change back to you like the good ole days.

Formal training: 

The Fading Theory Barber Shop is not just made up of Tonsorial artists who love the craft. The Fading Theory Barber Shop attempts to protect the integrity of the industry by getting involved in matters that affect it.

Here at The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, we take the barber industry and formal training seriously. Our founder and Master Barber, Mr. Walker, attended the historic, Avara’s Academy of Hair Design in Dundalk, Maryland for the foundation of his barber training and graduated with honors. The Fading Theory Barber Shop seeks out like-minded, licensed professional with similar educational backgrounds, style, and work ethic.

For more information on possibly attending barber school in Maryland, please contact Avara’s, located at 16 N. Dundalk Avenue Baltimore, MD 21222 Phone: 410-285-7820 http://avarahairacademy.com

Community and the barber industry:

  • 2014- The Fading Theory Barber Shop donated barber services, free of charge, to St.Vincent’s Villa Maria School at Pot Springs, which is a 12-month, non public graded school that provides intensive educational and clinical services for children and youth with emotional, learning, and multiple disabilities. Free hair cuts were provided to the children. To find out how you can help please contact Catholic Charities at http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/villa-maria-schools/st-vincents/
  • 2014- The Fading Theory Barber Shop created “Community Day” where our licensed barbers provide free food to the community (while supplies last), as well as free regular children's hair cuts, as a way of giving back and saying, "Thank you."
  • 2015- Met with the Maryland State Board of Barbers and sat in on multiple board meetings, in order to further our education on the many tasks and challenges the board faces each day.
  • 2015- Met and spoke with the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, Maryland about a then proposed House Bill and the negative effects that we felt the bill would have on the Maryland barber industry, and the state of Maryland in general. See our founder, and Master Barber Mr. Walker, stand up and defend the hard working licensed and legal barbers in our state to Maryland's legislative body in the brief video below.

  • 2015- The Fading Theory Barber Shop donated barber services, free of charge to the Baltimore International Academy Elm/Middle school. Free hair cuts were provided to the children.
  • 2015- The Fading Theory Barber Shop offered free food and drinks to the community, as well as free children's hair cuts .
  • 2016-  Met with the Maryland State Board of Barbers in order to contribute industry knowledge, as well as provide feedback and opinion on what can be done to improve the Maryland barber industry.
  • 2016- The Fading Theory Barber Shop offered free food and drinks to the community, as well as free children's hair cuts .
  • 2016- The Fading Theory Barber Shop started offering apprenticeship training and development, to help others become part of the historic and rich tradition of the barber industry.
  • 2016- The Maryland State Board of Barbers invited Master Barber, Mr. Walker to become a member of the board. Although scheduling conflicts and upcoming ventures prevented Mr. Walker from excepting a position, he is open to the idea of a board position should the opportunity present itself in the future.
  • 2016- Master Barber, Mr. Walker invented the term "Freshness Ratio"  a measure from 1 through 10 of the final outcome of a particular cut, style, or service performed by a professionally licensed Barber.

Customer satisfaction:

  • The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, Maryland is happy to announce that we have attained a 95% customer retention rate which translates to an outstanding customer satisfaction ratio. Plainly speaking, an overwhelming majority of the customers we service return to us. Although 95% is not perfect, The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, Maryland has accomplished an excellent following, and will continue towards our goal of 100% customer retention, and satisfaction. Thank you for your business.