Tag Archive | Acorn Alley

Clients, cutters find home away from home at Jason’s Barber Shop in Kent’s Acorn Alley

To tour the shop and see some of the highlights of Jason’s collection of sports memorabilia, hover over the photo and click on the green circles. by C.E. Sikkenga In the 1980s, the television show Cheers created a template for a workplace comedy.  Set in a bar, it told of a neighborhood establishment where workers and […]

Hair artists create inviting atmosphere for clients

by Kelly Sparks Jason’s Barber Shop Within less than a mile of one another in historic downtown Kent three locally owned unique barbershops offer not only services that include cuts and hot shaves, but also a distinct personality to their clientele. The personality behind these local shops keeps customers returning. Existing since 2003, Jason’s Barber […]

The evolution of the home-town barbershop

By Joanne Wyant From sharp stones to squeezable hand-operated razors, to different styles of electric razors, to the various services offered, the unfolding of the barbershop brought changes for today’s customers. Small, home-town barbershops not only transitioned their equipment over time but also encountered several changes that transformed their business. Barber Ed Bankston, “UnCommon the […]