Nicky Prosseda - AKA Nicky the Barba - has been a serious student of Tonsorial Arts and Men’s Grooming for over 22 years. He developed an appreciation for barbering from his neighbor Carl who cut hair on the front porch of his Philadelphia neighborhood home. Carl gave Nicky his first pair of clippers at the age of 12 and mentored him through that first dozen or so cuts. From that point on it was off to the races for this young barber. In 2008 Nicky got an opportunity to open his first shop. He hired his first barber and began to create an atmosphere and culture where men and their sons can experience the camaraderie that was present in the old time shops where grandfathers, fathers, and sons got their hair cut. Today, Nicky has four shops and is on the road to opening more.
Nicky has grown Modern Male Barber Shop into a place for the modern man with the treasured values of the old America. In his shops, he teaches barbers to be role models for young men and men of all ages. After all, a haircut lasts two to three weeks. But when you teach a young man respect, that lasts a lifetime.
Today, Nicky teaches other barbers, booth renters and shop owners techniques to increase sales of Layrite’s line of grooming products to help them accelerate their growth.