Thursday, July 14, 2011

Uptown barber moves as business picks up

If you're looking for a nugget of good economic news among the dismal drumbeat of double dips, debt ceilings and diminished job numbers, here you go: Russ Gibson says people are getting their hair cut again.

Not that they stopped. But during downturn, Gibson, owner of City Barbers at Uptown, says they cut back. "Guys just stretched their haircuts out," he said. "Instead of every two weeks, they were doing every four weeks or more."

The shop, which was in the Ivey 's building uptown, got much of its revenue from businessmen dropping in for an $18 trim. Things have noticeably rebounded, Gibson said. "We're back in full swing."

With many of his customers back to getting their locks trimmed twice a month, Gibson said he's moving the business to Founder's Hall, at the Bank of America building. The new shop will still have four barbers, and Gibson said he's outfitted it with 100-year-old barber's chairs for a more classic look.

The price of a haircut will go up $3, to $21. The new barber shop will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Anonymous said...

All of the barber's do a good job over there. I've been going for a couple of years now and will continue to go, even though the price went up. Still the best deal in town.

John said...

If you work or live Uptown and want a great haircut in a fun environment, check out Cut. Great vibe, attractive (female) barbers (barberettes?) still only $18. Have a beer, get a cut, great experience!

Anonymous said...

Arcade Men's Room in Latta Arcade gives the best cuts in Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

City Barbers is by far the best place in Uptown to get a cut! Just because there are beer and pretty girls doesn't mean they give a great cut. I would much rather have experienced barbers and a great cut and City Barbers is it!!!

City Barber said...

Thanks Everyone! It was a great day!!
Owner- Russ Gibson

Anonymous said...

These guys are terrific! I've been going to City Barbers for five years and they just give you a great cut at a fair price. Congrats on the new place guys.