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Floyd’s of Mayberry: a barber shop that’s a cut above the rest

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Contributed PhotoFloyd's of Mayberry staff gather around "The Throne" - the state-of-the-art pedicure chair - in the salon section of the shop. Standing, from left, Connie Gilstrap, Cyndi Fowler and Suzanne Portland and seated, owner Pat Helling.
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We specialize in men’s cuts, and two years ago we added a full service salon in the back of the shop. There, we offer manicures, pedicures, plus hair color and cuts for both men and women in the salon. That’s right: What you might not know is that our “girly girl” salon does not exclude you men. The front part of the shop is a walk-in barber shop, though appointments are taken for our salon services. The salon is a place to sit back, relax, and be pampered, whether it’s a pedicure that’s done in our state-of-the-art massage and fresh-circulating-water chair (called “The Throne”), or a neck massage that is part of your haircut and color.

Collectively, our staff has extensive experience, and the shop and salon are highly regulated for cleanliness and sanitation by the state through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Staff members:

• Cyndy Fowler – 25 years (men and women; specializes in manicures and pedicures)

• Connie Gilstrap – 32 years (specializes in color and women’s cuts)

• Pat Helling – 22 years (men’s cuts)

• Suzanne Portland – 8 years (men’s and women’s cuts)

Besides working at Floyd’s, Cyndy Fowler has operated Salon Gallos, also DORA licensed, since 1994 in Marble, where she lives. She offers her services part time to Crystal Valley residents.

The number of customers who keep coming back continues to help us stay healthy financially. That means our price point is reasonably set for the area. We work off of volume and high quality instead of high prices. We’re also known for being a clean, sanitized shop and salon, and we offer a range of services – not only barber shop haircuts.

Pat Helling and Connie Gilstrap are sisters, so hiring Connie, who has been a professional hair stylist for years at Creekside Salon in New Castle, was an easy transition. “I’m going to miss all my other ‘sisters’ at Creekside,” said Connie, “but I’m happy to join my sister at Floyd’s.”

Prospective employees are asked to complete a haircut on site so we can see their skill level. In addition, we don’t hire partiers. Employees have to have both experience and creativity, get along with everyone else, and they have to be reliable.

No. 1 is our customers. We have so much fun with them. And back in the salon it’s nice because people can get manicures and pedicures and it can be private. Women can get color foil treatments and they’re not going to hear, “What planet are you trying to contact?” from the guys in the barber shop. And guys can and do get color and pedicures (we can’t say who it is, but they do!) and it’s private. It’s like an old-time salon where people who know each other can visit, or get away and have some private time.


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