Meet Your Merchant: Taking haircuts back to the Good Old Days
Meet Your Merchant
Name of Business: Good Old Days Barber Shop
Description: We have an extremely friendly staff of professional barbers that specialize in haircuts for the whole family and working class at a fair price.
Owner: Summer Scrivens
Address: 6814 Highway 82, Thunder River Market, Glenwood Springs
Phone Number: 970-945-9202
Date Business Opened: Jan. 1, 2016
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How did your business start?
We spotted a niche in the market to provide an affordable place for families and the working class to get a quality haircut at a fair price. We also wanted to bring it back to a local level and provide another option for the community that could be more enjoyable than going to a corporate store. We have created an environment here; both client and barbers can feel comfortable and appreciated just like in “The Good Old Days.”
What do you sell?
Everyone here has the skills to accommodate the haircutting needs of all ages and hair types. They are able to take your hair as short as a serviceman’s haircut, or leave it as long as a snowboarder’s. Specializing in regular old-fashioned haircuts to hipster twist, scissor cuts, bald fade, flattops, babies first, edge ups, double edge ups, taper fades, blow-out for longer hair and facial beard trims.
We are also an exclusive carrier for Suavecito grooming products. We love the quality and devotion they have for the barber culture. Suavecito’s collection includes products for both men and women. They are a small No Ego company out of Santa Ana, California. They have captured a forgotten part of barber history and have reinvented pomade to work with modern-day styles. We have no plans of carrying products you can find in a big box store.
Why do you like what you do?
I like being of service to people, and this industry gives me the opportunity to be myself. Starting out as a stylist gave me versatility to provide more options and styles for my clients. The style of haircuts I like to do is about the ’20s to the ’60s, with my own twist on a vintage, antique style.
What strategy do you use to hire good people?
Experience and passion are a must to be a part of this barber shop. I’ve worked with everyone employed here in different places through the years.
What is your strategy for growth in the next year?
Our grand opening prices for children are $10 cuts for children with an adult haircut at regular price. Wednesdays will be college student/professor appreciation every week. We will be using our Facebook page to let our regulars know what’s going on with the shop every month.
What is the best thing about running a business here?
The community. This valley is a vibrant, social and a friendly place to live a simple life.
I enjoy the history of this area and the lifestyles of the locals.
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