Best Fade: Shevelle ‘Shevy’ Mitchell | People Issue 2017 – California News

Best Fade: Shevelle ‘Shevy’ Mitchell | People Issue 2017 – California News

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  • Portrait by Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
  • Barber Shevelle “Shevy” Mitchell’s been cutting hair since he was a teen.

My recent interview with talented East Bay barber Shevelle “Shevy” Mitchell wasn’t the first I’ve conducted with someone holding a sharp object to my head. In this case, thankfully, Mitchell clasped a pair of innocuous but pointy scissors. And while I’m making confessions, this wasn’t even my only time getting “faded” with an interviewee — granted, this occasion was a buzzfade haircut, not a bong rip.

That’s because Mitchell, 28, is one of the premier barbers in the bay.
He goes by the nickname “Shevy The Barberian” on Instagram, and has been buzzing heads since he was a teen. “I got into it because of my mom,” he told the Express. She’d bought Mitchell and his brother a set of clippers. “I was probably twelve or thirteen. And we just started cutting each other’s hair. And I started getting good at it.”

Over time, these trim sessions expanded, and soon he was cutting family members’ heads. “Eventually, I started…

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