Boyle Heights barber overcomes “gentrifier” label

Barbershop owner Lino Campos | Photo by Alex Medina.


Walking along the streets of Boyle Heights, you’ll pass by a barbershop or two. Most have been around for years, and many locals know their barbers well.

The Cream Shop, a recent addition to Boyle Heights, opened its doors in July 2016. It offers many haircuts – from classic designs such as pompadours to modern staples like man buns. Soon after opening, some in the community labeled it a gentrifying business, though the founder, Lino C. Campos, 41, has lived in Boyle Heights for most of his life.

Read the full story at Boyle Heights Beat.

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth and a sister website with stories also produced by community members “por y para la comunidad.”

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