Friday, December 28, 2012

A barbershop to rival Floyd's

You know what heaven is? Moving to a new town and finding an old fashion three-chair barbershop where they know how to taper.

That’s heaven.

My new-found barbershop was opened on Main Street in 1930 by a fellow named Levi. His family are community leaders in these parts to this day.

None of this franchise stuff where they run new cutters in by the month. No sirree. These boys are the kind who really get to know you. Hell, they’ll even come to your funeral.

Closed Mondays.

4 comments:

The South Plainsman said...

It is hard to find a decent barber anymore. They are all "stylists" now. LOL

I have a guy I have gone to for years. He cuts like a barber, but charges like a "stylist."

The gossip is the same. Best place in town to find out what is really going on.

Ken Martin said...

All this talk about old-fashioned barbers makes me think of the Coen brothers film, The Man Who Wasn't There. The protagonist, played by Billy Bob Thornton, was that kind of barber. Excellent movie by the way.

George said...

Indeed, a good movie.

Denise said...

We're lucky in these parts to have a couple of barber shops that are truly barber shops. One's in downtown Richmond, the Richmond Barber Shop, where I've seen Bum Phillips come in and set up an appointment, as well as judges, mayors and other prominents. I made sure my sons all got their hair cut there so they'd remember what a "real" barbershop was all about. Gossip and witch hazel!

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