The Breaking Barber, Luke J. Ignace, founded The Breaking Barbershop to provide the creative community with grooming services. It’s the first Black Barbershop on the island with an emphasis on showcasing Urban Culture, The Breaking Barbershop caters to all, and it is dedicated to creating a comfortable and authentic atmosphere where people can converse, connect and collaborate with respect and dignity.
Named for shattering the invisible glass ceiling in our minds, The Breaking Barber prides himself on connecting and mobilizing communities. “This is a barbershop where you can be who you are, be understood for who you are, and leave better looking and more connected to the society you’re in, than you were before.
The Breaking Barbershop opened in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, after the Black Lives Matter movement began. The Black Lives Matter movement created a more permeable socio-economic landscape, with societal shifts being felt across the world.
Luke believes that conversations can end conflict. Co-Operating with one another to have these deliberations in safe spaces and places that the Breaking Barbershop provides is the mission of our institution. Healing and contributing black culture to the many societies across Canada.
The Breaking Barbershop is a multi-faceted business that serves to Connect, Empower and Unite.
“Luke is an awesome host with plentiful talent in his work. Certainly, an experience - not just a haircut!” — Joseph Beely
"Haircut is phenomenal. He takes his time and cuts until the customer feels satisfied. I enjoy the service because he has great skills and an awesome personality. Great barber 10/10" — Dineshio Barr
"BEST SERVICE IN CHARLOTTETOWN!!! " — Makabuza Kenny