Q: Where are you located?

Picture of front of The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, Maryland

A: The Fading Theory Barber Shop LLC is located DIRECTLY on Harford Road at 4534 1/2 Harford Road, Baltimore, (Lauraville) Maryland 21214 next to the Harford-Belair Community Mental Heath Center Inc. and 1.5 blocks from Moravia Rd. We are between Moravia Rd and the fire station. If you have reached Safeway then you have went to far in that direction, and if you have reached McDonalds you have went to far in the other direction. We are not on ANY side streets. Take the #19, or #33 bus and get off at Harford road on the 4500 block. Our building is directly on Harford Road. Our building is pictured here, however we no longer have the grand opening sign up. Our building has columns, a barber poll on the front of the building, and a glass door. When we are closed there is a metal security gate covering our front door.

Q: Do you accept credit cards, and if so, which ones?

A: The Fading Theory Barber Shop gladly accepts American Express, Master Card, Visa and Discover, however there may be fees associated with paying with a credit/debit card, or any other form of electronic payment.

Q:Do you cut everybody’s hair?

A: No, The Fading Theory Barber Shop will not service disruptive clients, or clients that smell of drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. We also no longer service clients with personal hygiene issues, or those with BO (body odor).

Q: Do you cut white hair and black hair?

A: There is no such thing as “white hair, or black hair” There is however straight hair and curly hair. The Fading Theory Barber Shop cuts straight and curly hair.

Q: Do you accept Apple Pay, or Samsung Pay?

A: Yes, The Fading Theory Barber Shop accepts NFC (near-field communication) payments from Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, as well as others, however there may fees associated with using these options.

Q: Do you have a mobile phone app?

A: Yes, we are the first Barber Shop in Maryland to have its own dedicated mobile phone app. You may download our app free on our home page, or search The Fading Theory in your app store.

Q: Do you know of any schools that I can contact for more information on learning how to become a barber?

A: The Fading Theory Barber Shop recommends Avara’s Academy of Hair located at 16 N. Dundalk Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21222. (P) 410-285 7820 http://avarahairacademy.com

Q: Can you recommend any products for my hair?

A: Sure we can! Here at The Fading Theory, we have our own line of hair-care products and would be glad to help you select one that works for you.

Q: Do you take appointments as well as walk-ins?

A: Here at The Fading Theory, we work predominately by appointments. Walk-in hair cuts are $30 each and shape ups are $20 each, no exceptions. A deposit is required for all appointments, via a valid credit card/debit card. We DO NOT rush services and we enjoy bonding with our clients, so sit back and relax while we take care of you.

Q: I tried to make an appointment at 5:30pm, one day, but the online service would not let me. I thought you closed at 6pm?

A: We close at 6pm Thursday, through Monday, and at noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however once we have more appointments then we can finish by closing time, we stop accepting new appointments for the rest of that day. The online service will only show times, that are available. If you do not see a specific day/time, then that day/time is no longer available.

Q: Are there any places nearby to grab a bite to eat or get a coffee?

A: There are several places within a few minutes, walking distance to grab a bite to eat. There are snacks and drinks available for purchase in our shop, as well.

Q: It is my child’s first hair cut. What can we expect?

A: Here at The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, we understand that first, or early hair cuts can sometimes be scary for the child, so we will not cut children’s hair, that are younger than 12 years old, unless they are just getting a regular (all even) hair cut, however they will not receive a shape up. We try to work through the child’s haircut experience as best we can, but their ability to remain calm and still during the process can sometimes prevent the service from proceeding. Fades, style cuts, etc. will NOT be done on children under 12 years old. Toddlers will NOT receive hair cuts.

Q: Do you offer gift cards?

A: The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville, has gift cards ranging from $15 to $100.

Q: How can I be sure that the place and person I currently use is licensed, legit and legally permitted to work on me, or my loved ones?

A: Well, we all know when something doesn’t look, or feel right, so take a look around the facility inside and out. Formal training and higher education “usually” will lead professionals to act and carry themselves a certain way, however you may confirm that ANY barber, barber shop, or salon in Maryland is licensed and legally permitted to service clients by searching via the following state link. https://www.dllr.state.md.us/cgi-bin/ElectronicLicensing/OP_search/OP_search.cgi?calling_app=BAR::BAR_qselect

Q: What are some things that I should look out for as a customer when entering a barber shop? You know, things that should be RED-FLAGS to me and my loved ones?

A: Common sense is king! These are “some” things that should set off RED FLAGS when going to a shop:

  1. Any signs of illegal drug activity in the facility that is not being addressed.
  2. Lack of valid barber licenses with the barbers picture attached to them at each work station.
  3. Lack of a valid store license posted in the shop.
  4. Foul and inappropriate behavior, language, or activities that is not being addressed by staff.
  5. Unprofessional staff, employees, or contractors.
  6. Upon entering the facility there is no greeting from staff.
  7. Any use of disparaging terms, such as the “N” word, or using the “B” word to describe people, or women.
  8. An unsanitary facility, that shows no thought of maintaining a high level of cleanliness.
  9. Any pets living in, or roaming the barber shop.
  10. Any signs of a person living in the barber shop.
  11. The barber not cleaning their clippers, work area, hands and floor after EACH cut. Sweeping hair in a corner for later clean up is not permitted!

Q: Which social media accounts do you have?

A: The Fading Theory Barber Shops ONLY social media accounts are listed here. Click any media badge at the bottom of any page to be taken there. We also have ONLY 1 web site and you are on it.

  1. Twitter: @thefadingtheory
  2. Instagram: thefadingtheory
  3. Facebook: The Fading Theory Barber Shop
  4. Yelp: The Fading Theory Barber Shop
  5. Youtube: The Fading Theory Barber Shop

Q: I know how to cut hair, but I do not have a license. Can I cut hair in your shop?

A: For the health and safety of our clients, as well as upholding our image and operating within the law, The Fading Theory Barber Shop in Lauraville only permits licensed barbers, apprentices and cosmetologists to service clients. For more information about obtaining a barber’s license go to https://www.dllr.state.md.us/cgi-bin/ElectronicLicensing/OP_search/OP_search.cgi?calling_app=BAR::BAR_qselect

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.