This thesis was inspired by the natural hair movement that encourages women of African descent to embrace the natural texture of their hair. The natural hair movement made me curious about my own identity and the relationship between hair and identity. In 2009, when I moved to New York City I began to question my own identity and what it meant to be Dominican in the United States. Additionally, I was surprised to see how many schools in the city allowed male students to sport long hair in school. In the Dominican Republic, male students were not allowed inside the school without the appropriate length of their hair. I was curious to see what Dominican men would say about their hair and Dominican identity today. This thesis is a multi-sited ethnographic project, which includes an ethnography of the Dominican barber shop in New York City, and Navarrete, Villa Bisonó—my hometown in the Dominican Republic, as well as twenty-one years of interactions and memories with Dominican people in both countries. Through my research I want to add my own perspective to conversations about Dominican identity, the male body, hair, and the Dominican barbershop.