Best of Halifax

Best Barber

GOLD WINNER

Robyn Ingraham
60 Queen Street, Dartmouth
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SILVER WINNER

Cedric DeChamp AKA Ceddy The Barber
14 Highfield Park Drive
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BRONZE WINNER

Jeremy Naugler
6451 Quinpool Road
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It was Robyn Ingraham’s birthday when she found out she won this year’s Best Barber award, and she instantly thought it was one of the best gifts she’s ever received on her birthday. “It’s very nice to have that recognition,” she says. “This award will hopefully bring more people in—I just want to bring more people to my coworkers and to myself.”

In September 2020, Ingraham opened Devoted Barbers & Co. with two of her best friends in downtown Dartmouth. She won Best Barber once already, in The Coast’s last Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards in 2019. Back then, working for Sailor Bup’s Barbershop, she thought the shop’s popularity was something that helped her. But now, with her own business under her clippers, she’s ecstatic that her clients genuinely recognize her skills. “It was nice that it wasn’t just the shop itself, it’s the people in the shop,” she says, adding that she didn’t expect to win since she didn’t really advertise it on her social media. “It was just super humbling.” Now eight years into her career, Ingraham is overjoyed that she’s able to make her mark as a woman in a male-dominated industry.

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