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  • Darren Taylor
His father opened Scala in the 1940s. Fred Moss picked up the shears 45 years ago. He now has three daughters he adores, but no son to carry on when Fred quits this old-fashioned Johannesburg barbershop.
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The Johannesburg customers of Fred Moss enjoy the comfort of old chairs dating back to the 1940s when his father opened La Scala for business. Photo by Darren Taylor
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The Johannesburg customers of Fred Moss enjoy the comfort of old chairs dating back to the 1940s when his father opened La Scala for business. Photo by Darren Taylor

After decades in the suburb of Melville, Scala keeps the look and feel of a South African business legend. Photo by Darren Taylor
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After decades in the suburb of Melville, Scala keeps the look and feel of a South African business legend. Photo by Darren Taylor

After decades in the suburb of Melville, Scala keeps the look and feel of a South African business legend. Photo by Darren Taylor
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After decades in the suburb of Melville, Scala keeps the look and feel of a South African business legend. Photo by Darren Taylor

Generations of men have brought their sons for a Moss haircut. “... and then obviously when they got married and they had children, they bring their children here, and so it carries on."  Photo by Darren Taylor
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Generations of men have brought their sons for a Moss haircut. “... and then obviously when they got married and they had children, they bring their children here, and so it carries on."  Photo by Darren Taylor

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