It’s time for our small business feature of the month and this month I’m proud to bring you Lockhart’s Barber Shop! As a lady, I’m not exactly of the shop’s target market but but if you’re a man, woman, or child and you’ve been in the Decatur area recently (and not been under a rock) you’ve probably heard of these guys so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Take a look for yourself at Decatur’s own classic Barber Shop and get a behind the scence look at Brandon (Mr. Lockhart himself) and the rest of his staff…
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The Details: Brandon Lockhart, Owner/Operator at Lockhart’s Barber Shop | In Business: One year and three months.
Hours: Tues-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-6, Sat 9-3 | Location: 248 West Main Street, Decatur, IL, 62523
Tell us about your business… What do you do? I own and operate Lockhart’s Barber Shop in downtown Decatur. What makes your business unique/special? Lockhart’s is one of the few barber shops still offering traditional services, including straight razor shaves. It also has a unique business model with a great deal of ambiance. What item/service on your menu or in your shop do you just LOVE and think everyone needs? Every man should try a hot towel shave at least once! In what way have you gone above/beyond in the past for a customer? I do my best to go above and beyond for every customer, from the service, to the experience, to the pricing! What is the coolest thing you’ve ever had a client do for you? A client gave me a life size cardboard cutout of Betty Page for my barber shop. What tool/equipment/or other vendor could you not imagine doing business without? Why? Definitely the Square application, which allows us to process credit and debit cards from the convenience of our smart phones. What other local business do you just LOVE? Why? I love all local small business! Introduce us to your STAFF… Matt Cupp and George Burrell work full-time at my barber shop and are both highly skilled in men’s hair cutting and straight razor shaving. Tell us about YOU… WHY did you choose to do what you do? There are 40,000+ Cosmetologists in Illinois and around 4,000 Barbers. I saw an opportunity and went for it! When did you know you wanted to go into this business? I decided to give this business a shot during the summer of 2010. What are you passionate about outside of your business? Family and friends! Describe your PERFECT day… A busy day from start to finish! We’re not the only ones noticing Lockhart’s … Check out what others had to say:
- Austin (vlog): https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lVtrqg3dkMw
- Kalle Ryan of Studio 7 Salon: “We are blessed to have such great guys as neighbors at Studio 7 Salon! Congrats to them and all their accomplishments in the past year!”
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