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Ex-inmate turned barber uses his story, free haircuts to guide Virginia youth in right direction
By newsadvance.com- Adele Uphaus-Conner
Published: 03/19/2019

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Under his long-sleeved, button-up shirts, Antoine Carey is covered in tattoos from his neck to his hands.

He got some of them in prison, during the five years he served at Haynesville Correctional Center for attempted second-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon and distribution of cocaine.

Carey, 35, keeps the tattoos mostly covered while cutting hair at Faded & Company, the Fredericksburg barbershop he established in 2016, using the barber’s license he earned while incarcerated.

There, besides offering precision cuts and fades to paying customers, he gives free haircuts to kids in foster care, homeless children heading back to school and homeless men and women looking for employment and housing.

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