This week, San Francisco native London Breed is set to ascend to the city's top job, becoming the city's first-ever African-American female mayor. A fact that is a delight to one of her previous campaign stops: the iconic Chicago's Barbershop, in the Fillmore neighborhood where London Breed grew up.
Upstairs, a man known to all as "Joe the Barber" is giving a kid a trendy cut.
"This is a combination of a fade and locks on top," Joe the Barber said.
This place has been a community hub for the past two decades, surviving even after its sister shop on Fillmore closed after 60 years. Joe said that places like this have a golden rule.
"You can talk about anything in the shop, except," Joe said. "There's one thing you're not supposed to talk about in the shop: religion and politics."