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Around The World In 16 Shaves

How people shave and trim in countries around the globe.

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Earlier this summer, and Captain Fawcett organised a global photo competition called Barbers of the World, calling for images that show barbers and barbershops working their trade in the age-old art of shaving.

Last month, they announced the winners, whose photographs show the starkly different ways in which people groom each other.

Here is a collection of some of the best images — from street barbers in India to barbershops in the United States — including the two winners.




Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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