About Us

Formal training: 

The Fading Theory Barber Shop LLC is a wholly-owned ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) entity, that is made up of Tonsorial artists who love the craft. Here at The Fading Theory we take the barber industry and formal training seriously. Our leadership, attended the historic, Avara’s Academy of Hair Design in Dundalk, Maryland, and graduated with honors. The Fading Theory seeks out like-minded, licensed professional with similar educational backgrounds, style, and work ethic.

 

 

Community and the industry:

  • 2014 Opened our first Maryland location. Shop #1 is located in Baltimore, Maryland 21214.
  • 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 Click here to learn about Catholoc Charities/
  • 2014- The Fading Theory Barber Shop created “Community Day” where we 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. We stood up and defended the hard working, licensed and legal barbers in our state to Maryland’s legislative body.

  • 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 our co-founder, to become a board member. Although scheduling conflicts and upcoming ventures prevented acceptance of a position, the idea of a board position will be considered, should the opportunity present itself in the future.
  •  2016- The Fading Theory invented the term “Freshness Ratio”, as a measure from 1 through 10 of the final outcome of a particular cut, style, or service performed by a professionally industry member.
  •  2017- Co-hosted the debut airing of the Black-Buy-Demand radio show in Baltimore, Maryland.
  •  2017- The Fading Theory Barber Shop released the official company song.
  •  2018- Introduced The Fading Theory hair care product line.
  •  2019- Moved into our next phase of higher learning, via theory instruction.
  •  2019- Voted Ten Best Barber shops in Baltimore, by Expertise.
  •  2019- Donated Thanksgiving Turkeys to Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. To see how you can help click  HERE.
  •  2020- Opened our second Maryland location January 1, 2020. Shop #2 is located in Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
  • 2020- Inspired News Radio interviewed our Founder and CEO of The Fading Theory, Sibou Walker.
  • 2020- The Covid-19 pandemic hit the world hard. Governor Larry Hogan shut down the barber and salon industry within Maryland in March of 2020. Governor Hogan partially re-opened our industry on May 15, 2020.

Customer satisfaction:

  • 2020- The Fading Theory Barber Shop is happy to announce that as of May 2020, we have attained a 97% 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 97% is not perfect, The Fading Theory Barber Shop has accomplished an excellent following, and will continue towards our goal of 100% customer retention, and satisfaction. Thank you for your business!

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.