‘He’s a hell of a guy’

Although his record’s not too good so far, he hopes it will improve.

Check out the CNN.com article about Taylor Mae’d and the video wall that highlights some of the best barbershop conversations caught on tape.

Talking to Ammo helped explain why so many customers readily shared their thoughts on camera in Quavis’ shop. That’s why we’re so excited that the longtime iReporter and owner of Taylor Mae’d Barber Shop in Buffalo, New York, is getting some recognition on the homepage of CNN.com today.

Ammo brings coffee and donuts by Taylor Mae’d once a week and the old friends chat for hours. “He’s a hell of a guy,” Ammo said. His most frequent customer is Tom Ammo, a 45-year-old ironworker who’s known the barber since high school.  

 

When we first spotted Jack Quavis’ videos on iReport.com, they immediately caught our attention. I had the pleasure of speaking with Ammo, and he offered some great anecdotes about the barbershop.

 

 . In addition to the usual political topics, he recently started giving video predictions for upcoming Buffalo Bills games. “Not too many people have the gift of gab and the ability to get people to talk.”

Quavis records candid conversations with his customers on camera – often about politics — while he trims their hair

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