Lou Mauro was born in Wilmington, DE in 1939. When I asked him why he decided to be a barber, he said, “I didn’t have a choice.” He started working in his uncle’s barbershop on Union Street when he as just 8 years old. As a young boy he would do twelve hour days in the summer. At nineteen years old he made a whopping $19.00 a week as a barber. For Lou, as you will learn later, it wasn’t about the money. It was about the love for his customers.