The Art Of Barbering
by By Kaliq Rashad
About the Book
Hairoglyphics are creative carvings in a head of hair styled by Kaliq Designs.
The word Hairoglyphic (created by my mother) is inspired by the word Hieroglyphic- which emerged from the "sacred carving" formal writing system and artistic traditions of Egypt or Kamit (aka Kemet or KMT).
The ancient Egyptians also known as Kamitians expressed their ideas in writing by means of a large number of picture signs which are commonly called Hieroglyphics.
The word barber is derived from the Latin word barba, meaning beard. Another Latin word, tonsorial meaning the cutting, clipping, or trimming of hair with shears or a razor, is often used in conjunction with barbering. Hence, barbers are sometimes referred to as tonsorial artists.
Barbering and hairstyling is one of the oldest professions in the world. With the advancement of civilization, barbering and hairstyling developed into a recognized profession.
The cultural esthetic, and technical heritage they developed provides the basis for the prestige and respect of the profession and its service today.
It is an honor to be part of this creative movement as it is also wise to consider the importance and influence such professional service has on present and future successes.
Your Brother, Servant, and Friend, Kaliq Rashad, January 31, 2010
Born Kevin Mathis, in Kingston, NY, Kaliq has matured into a fine man, a devoted son, father, brother and friend; an accomplished artist of album covers/CD jackets, murals, business cards/logos, graffiti and apparel. Throughout the community, Kaliq has also incorporated his artistic skills into the field of barbering and hair design. Yet, his drawing strengths are in the fields of Caricature, Portraiture, Still Life, Landscapes, and the Graffiti art form. Not surprisingly, his mediums of choice are as varied. For instance: pen and ink, charcoal, pastels and oils. His new love is photography, a talent most likely channeled from his father’s genetic stamp. Kaliq has won many poetry, rap and dance contests, throughout his youth in Queens, NY and is currently the recipient of The Editor’s Choice Award, for outstanding achievement in poetry. Welcome to the Kaliq experience. Art surrounds us. Life is love. P.E.A.C.E