George W. Axam stayed true to the couple’s belief in kindness and generosity by mentoring and providing employment, training and licensing to young barbers. He was a father figure for the Castleberry Hills community for 70 years. In 2011, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution recognized George W. Axam as the oldest known African- American barber in Atlanta.

The Dorimell Borders and George W. Axam Foundation has been created to continue their legacy of service and giving in dance, cultural arts education and barbering education.

Georgia Barbering License Specifics

  • Testing costs: $58 written test fee and $89 practical test fee

  • License/application fees: $30 application fee

  • Apprenticeship options: 3,000 apprenticeship hours required to become barber II or master barber