The Journal

May 21, 2019

The Hair Taker

Craig Foltos has a million stories — ask him about the one where he cuts off the guy’s ear.

I met Craig while working with Portland-based ad agency Manifesto on a campaign for the Professional Beauty Association. Chatty, opinionated, jocular — Craig, wasn’t always your quintessential barber. Craig worked in construction, that is until his dad’s barber shop was on the verge of closing forever.

Despite never wanting to be a barber, Craig quit his job, grabbed a pair of scissors and became, shall we say, a hair taker.

We walked away with a mini documentary and a series of stills of this screwball.