Carl Edmond x Honest Al
Honest Al keeps it sharp
Fearless and frank, Honest Al is the old school barber who has no time for doubts or dull times. Coming for a girl’s love from Brussels to Sweden in the ‘90s, Al admits it was his passion for this place and for what he does that made him stay. When we meet him, he’s direct, he’s funky and he’s a lover of all things classic – just like us! Hear his story and take a note on boldness and fun!
Q: Hey Al! What’s your favourite thing about humans?
A: That they have hair.
Q: If you weren’t here right now, cutting and trimming people’s hair, where would you be?
A: At home, relaxing with my family.
Q: Is there something about you that you think is bold?
A: I’m quite stubborn. Or at least, that’s what I hear.
Q: But Al, do you have any fears?
A: I fear no God.
Q: What’s your favourite time of the day?
A: Mornings, for sure. My head is clear then.
Q: Would you rather go back in time or into the future?
A: Back in time.
A: People used to have moral back then.
Q: What does luxury mean to you?
A: Luxury is to have enough to be happy. That may be very little, or it may be a lot. It may be time, too. For me, luxury is to have just enough.
Q: Do you think something that is considered a ‘classic’ can also be ‘modern’?
A: I do classic haircuts all day long, and it happens that this style is modern right now. So yes, I think you can have both at the same time. Should it stop being modern, I would still go for classic – ‘cause classic stays classic forever.
Q: If you know you have only 3 more hours to live, how would you spend those?
A: I will live ‘till I die – no more, no less.
Q: What’s the ultimate record you’d bring to a lonely island and listen to forever?
A: Any record of Social Distortion.
Q: Al, What’s a place in the world that always makes you excited, no matter how many times you go?
A: That would be my barbershop – it’s my home away from home.