Barbering students on the Razor’s Edge for National Portrait Gallery project

Edinburgh College Barbering students will be returning to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Saturday 29 September to  take part in the Razor’s Edge Project.

This comes after great feedback from a recent session in which a group of barbering students  gave haircuts on film as part of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s Razor’s Edge Project, which aims to explore men’s appearances and identity. The students took part in a pop-up barber shop that sought to explore what young men feel about their style and appearance.

A film featuring the men who went under the scissors and clippers has now been released. Take a look to check out our students’ snipping skills.

The Razor’s Edge outreach project invited men to chat about their appearance and identity whilst enjoying a free haircut. This project accompanies Looking Good: The Male Gaze from Van Dyck to Lucian Freud, an exhibition of 400 years of male style icons. The full film directed by Daniel Warren is available to view below. It is on display on the Ambulatory at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery until 30 September 2017.