Salon Lambis

Sesostris street, Alexandria

Salon Lambis used to be written on the sign outside this barber’s. The name is not there anymore, as the sign has been painted over. For long time I was attracted by the very minimal but chic façade of the shop, the very rich interior and the vintage hairdressing tools inside. Finally, one day I decided to go and have a haircut so I could investigate, and ended up talking to the quiet middle-aged man working there.

Whatever, my haircut was a disaster, but I was happy to talk to the owner. Mr. Ashraf Ismail inherited this shop form his father who was working there before the original Greek owner leaves Egypt.

My article on The Guardian cities