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Victor Lebo of Scottsdale's Rogues, Scholars & Dames on Why Faux Hawks Are Lame and Mohawks Rule

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That was three decades ago, and Lebo hasn't looked back since. For the owner and sole operator of Rogues, Scholars & Dames located at 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd. on the northern edge of Scottsdale, cutting hair isn't just a career. It's an art form.

"I enjoy the art of cutting hair. When you do it right, there really is an art to it," Lebo says. "It's not just cutting hair, it's a lot more difficult than people realize."

If Lebo wasn't taking care of people's mops for a living, he says he'd like to be cooking in a restaurant, or maybe just focusing on one of his many other passions, which include abstract painting, photography, longboarding, and previously his motorcycles.

Don't expect to see a your standard barbershop if you take a trip to get your ears lowered by Lebo. Rogues, Scholars & Dames isn't your ordinary barbershop, just like Lebo isn't your run-of-the-mill barber.

"Most of the shops play off of the old retro feels of barbershops in the past. I took it in a whole different direction," Lebo says. "When you come in here, you feel like you're in a loft in Brooklyn or somewhere."

Another notable difference between Lebo's shop and a normal barbershop is the personnel.

For most shops, at least a few people are present at all times to make sure everything runs smoothly. For Lebo, it's a one-man show.

"I'm most comfortable to be in control of everything. I know how everything is done and I'd rather do it than teach someone how to do it," Lebo says. "It's worth the drive up here no matter what. There's so much more to it than just getting a haircut, it's worth the time."

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Josh Chesler
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