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The Fading Theory Barber Shop LLC is a wholly-owned ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) entity that has two Maryland locations. Our Baltimore location (21214) opened in July 2015, and our Aberdeen location (21001) opened in January 2020. Our shops have fully licensed barbers, and per Maryland state COVID19 guidelines for salons and barbershops, we operate by appointment only. Once Governor Hogan lifts the appointment only restriction we will once again permit walk-in clients. The Fading Theory Barber Shop provides classic barber services while implementing traditional and modern cutting techniques. All services at The Fading Theory are provided by licensed, professionals in our upscale, comfortable, yet old-school environment. Our licensed professionals service straight, curly, and combination hair. We continuously strive to become better in all aspects of company operations and we truly want you to see that difference.

Come to relax, chill and get a nice haircut, with nice service in a nice environment, presented by nice professionals, but keep in mind that violating any of our policies may result in no entry, no service, or your being asked to leave. Outside food, drinks, foul, or abusive language, as well as unruly behavior is not permitted in our facilities. Children must remain seated before, during, and after services. We are proud to be a no-nonsense, drug free, and smoke free company, and we mean that. The Fading Theory reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

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Other Barber Shops and Salons

Select the Fading Theory Barber Shop for your hair cutting and shaving needs, but even if you select another shop be sure to look for the following. All staff, and barbers and clients must wear a face mask. A mask may be moved out of the way for service, but must be worn when service has been completed. A valid Maryland state barbers license, with the barbers picture (not a copy of another person’s license) must be displayed at each barber’s work station, as well as a valid shop license must be hanging in that barber shop or salon. Maryland has strict covid19 policies on the books that prevent any barber shop, or salon from doing walk-in service. It does not matter what that barber shop, or salon says, because it is illegal during covid19 to provide walk-in service. Ask yourself this, If a barber shop, or salon is willing to break rules and cut corners with covid19, what other rules and corners are they willing to break?You may confirm that ANY barber shop, or salon in the entire state of Maryland has gone through the proper channels and has earned the licenses and permits to serve the public by searching the following Maryland Barber/Barber Shop link – Click here, or the Salon/Cosmo link – Click Here


David A
Feb 11, 2019
This shop has nice haircuts. He calls me sir and I'm only 13, plus my mom thinks he is awesome.(she is gonna kill me when she reads this lol)
Cameron H
April 1,2019
I got a nice fade, 5 comic books and some shampoo that my brother tries to steal!
William C. Gatty
April 2, 2019
I had to learn the hard way initially, when I showed up 20 minutes late for an appointment. I didn't get a cut that day, and lost my deposit.Totally my fault, and I own that. I admit that I felt some kinda way, until I saw the operation and how the master barber ran the shop. Once I understood that I wasn't at Pokies barbershop, I have been blessed every since. Trust and believe, that I have showed up on time, or rescheduled every since. A legit business, with talented barbers.
Roberto O.
Jan 10, 2019
Great cut!
The Edmond boys
Feb 5, 2019
The wave product they sell is like that. They have my waves popin, with my fade, plus my brother be swearing he gets more numbers after he goes there. He don't get more than me though!!!

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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.

  • To help protect you and us, we are currently not providing any face services. Once the covid19 numbers in Maryland have dropped and stabilized, we will once again provide face services. Everyone must wear a proper face mask in our shops. Masks offer all of us some protection during these trying times and must cover the nose AND mouth of the wearer. Masks shall not be made of a mesh, or other material that does not properly block fluid. Face masks must remain on unless our staff has instructed you to remove it for service.
  • All of our staff have received Covid-19 certification education training, in order to better fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Per Governor Hogan, there are no walk-ins permitted in ANY Maryland Barbershop or Salon! Appointments only.
  • If you are ill and not feeling well, please wait to visit our shops, until you are feeling better. Call us ahead of time (at least 30 minutes prior) to re-schedule. All that enter our shops will have a temperature check.
  • Per Governor Hogan the barber/salon industry remains on a 50% capacity covid19 restriction. Please understand that ANY of those policies are out of our control, but they exist to help us all.
  • We suggest that you make an appointment online as soon as you can, as appointments may be in high demand.
  • If you do not see an available day or time when searching appointments, then nothing is available on that day or time. Please search for another time or day and be sure to check back multiple times per day to see if any reschedules have opened up slots.

         Thank you.