Cool Dad Job: Master Barber
Cool Dad Vibe: Well Coiffed
Cool Dad Bona Fides: There are but few master barbers in the United States. One of them, Martial Vivot, a slight 48-year-old Frenchman with a taste for Commes des Garçon suits and rock-and-roll, is usually found at one of his two eponymous salons in Manhattan, a midtown joint for suits and a downtown salon for creatives. Vivot cuts the hair of not just the guy, but the guy behind the guy and, since he is usually standing behind them, that makes him the guy behind the guy behind the guy — a.k.a. the ultimate insider. As is a barber’s privilege, he knows all the secrets from cowlicks to peccadilloes of today’s masters of the universe and those same skills of active listening serve him well as the father two — Violette, 13, and Paul, 6 — with whom he lives with his wife, an avant garde florist, in New York City.