Wala‘au at the barbershop

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Ariki Foster laughing with his barber, Manii Sanchez, during a haircut Friday afternoon.

Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island

Barber Manii Sanchez gives Ariki Foster a haircut Friday afternoon.

Manii Sanchez has been a professional barber since age 15. His friends paid him 50 cents a haircut, until he raised his rates and started charging a bag of chips and a bottle of Kool-Aid.