Monday, April 18, 2011
From a pair of trademark scissors lit by neon on the roof, to the original barber chairs on which hundreds of happy customers have sat, Dan’s Barber & Styling Shop on North Monroe is a step back in time.
The shop’s atmosphere is easy-going and decidedly un-hurried. The walls are lined with photos, including one of Dan himself who passed away just days before the shop's 50th anniversary. He was 92. One barber has been there 44 years, others for decades. One is Dan’s granddaughter, and another is master of the fade.
Service at Dan’s — cuts, shaves or shoeshines — runs in the ballpark of $15 or less. The experience, however, is priceless.
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