Grant Kendall in his Route 66 Barbershop on College Street in Springfield, Mo. I used to go up and down this street a lot when I was a kid to visit my grandmother, but never noticed this wee little shop until last summer. I was actually living at my grandma's house at the time and saw that this was a functioning business and had to check it out. I didn't get around to it until this spring, but Grant was super easy to photograph and generous with his time. Grant took the business over a few years ago from a fellow who had cut hair there for more than 50 years!
After 14 great years in the Bay Area, I have moved back to my home state of Missouri. It's been a fantastic place to live and I'm going to miss it like crazy, but I thought it was time to shake things up while also being closer to family. Look out for updates from the Show Me State, but for now, here are some pictures from the trip out.