September 17, 2008
‘Underground Barber’ Opens Shop in Normal
By Bob Holliday
NORMAL - Davin Garrett started cutting the hair of his friends. Now, he's opened a barber shop in Normal.
"I was cutting out of college dorms and was known as the underground barber' and the name stuck on me," he said.
Garrett's new shop, at 315 W. Beaufort, Suite B, is appropriately called Underground Barber Shop. It is located near Illinois State University's Watterson Towers.
Garrett had been cutting hair at another location in Bloomington but wanted more walk-in traffic.
Word of mouth provides a steady supply of customers, Garrett said. While appointments are preferred, he said walk-ins are welcome.
Garrett and another barber cut hair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed on Sunday.
Though college students are part of his customer base, Garrett said the pair cuts all ages.
A haircut for children 2 to 7 years old is $13, 8- to 17-year- olds pay $15 and adults are $17, Garrett said.
While there are only two barber chairs now, Garrett, whose family also runs Sly's Barbecue in Normal, said the 1,100-square-foot barber shop has room for expansion.
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