Alex Vivar was born and raised in the “Capitol of the World,” Manhattan, NY. He moved to the Hudson Valley at the age of 14, leaving his barber behind. With no barber in the area to trust with his hair, Alex took it upon himself to recreate his NYC fade. With lots of practice and experimenting, he mastered his haircut and has cut his own hair ever since.
While away at college, Alex gained more experience being the ”barber on campus.” He completed his Barber Apprentice in that time and was then nicknamed “Alex The Great” by his schoolmates. At the age of 21, Alex became licensed, making him a Master Barber. Alex prides himself in being self-taught, but has also reached out to further his barber expertise with celebrity barbers such as Pacinos, Rob the Original and Kenny Duncan. He’s also taken classes with Andis, Barbetorium and Nick Arrojo. Alex’s work has gotten noticed and exposed on social media pages including Barbershop Connect and Behind The Chair Magazine.
Alex enjoys doing modern haircuts and making the haircuts low maintenance and custom to each client. He especially loves teaching clients how to use the right products and tools to style their hair. Alex keeps in touch with his artistic side with creative hair designs, both freestyle and recreated upon requests. Alex strongly believes that a great haircut can bring out the best in a person, something materialistic things can’t do.
Alex loves making people laugh and takes pride in guiding people to better themselves. He has a big heart and loves to give back to the people of the community. As a business owner, Alex sees potential in Poughkeepsie and loves supporting other small business owners.