Floyd’s 99 Barbershop : It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Barbershop (Unless He’s Willie Nelson or ZZ Top)
Floyd’s Barbershop has been mentioned on this blog before. Last week, I featured Patrick Chai, the US representative from Floyds 99 Barbershop for the American Crew Face-off that wrapped up last week
While I was all stoked about Patrick I didn’t grasp right away that Floyds 99 Barbershop wasn’t your typical barbershop- REALLY!!
1999, Colorado brothers Paul, Rob and Bill O’Brien drew up the plans for a new barbershop concept that would stand out from the rest of the industry, provide an outstanding workplace environment for barbers and hairstylists, and deliver an unbeatable customer experience.
They made the decision to diversify into the hair care industry after researching several business opportunities in both the restaurant and hair care industries. They felt they could have the greatest opportunity for success by taking the experience they had gained from years of operating their concession business and applying it to a unique niche in the highly competitive industry of hair care. The advantages the brothers felt they had for success were their strong operating background, dedication to customer service and their attitude toward the value of their employees to the business.
In February 2001, the first Floyd’s 99 Barbershop opened in downtown Denver, introducing customers to the novel idea of getting a haircut at a reasonable price while having a pretty good time at it.
OK.. now that you got through all that.. let’s get down to the brass tacks. ANYONE can go there. Women, kids, men, people who have purple hair or people with highlights. Floyd’s rocks the house when it comes to skill, styles and ability to handle virtually any hairstyle need you have. (NO smoothing treatments though. Go elsewhere for that). The stylists who work for Floyd’s are well-trained people and they are there for a 1) to give you value for your buck 2) to do a great job and 3) have a good time because they LIKE what they are doing and who they are working with
Floyds 99 is FUN! It’s serious about hair but everything else– it’s about giving you a rocking good time so you come back. Heck I had my hair color tweaked there and got my highlights back along with a trim courtesy of Javier in the Hermosa Beach store of Floyds 99.
He rocked it. With a SERIOUS hair background, he knew exactly how to fix my hair and I was digging it when I walked out. I think I found my place for my hair– and did I mention they are open 7 days a week? So it’s not hard to get your cut or your color. Guys can get a shave.
You walk out looking like a superstar!!
This is the Hermosa Beach Floyds 99 Barbershop. The guy on the left is Javier. The blonde is Stephany- THE MANAGER of the store as well as stylist and colorist. I managed to snag a little of her time so that I could get a podcast with her which is below. She runs a great shop and it’s fun!
Floyd’s Hermosa Beach Shop Manager Stephany talks about Floyds and how a woman wound up being the manager of a barbershop
** Because she could. They want great people. Gender isn’t relevant!
With 63 stores across the country including a slew in LA http://www.floydsbarbershop.com/
Find a Floyds 99 Barbershop near you: http://www.floydsbarbershop.com/findshops.aspx
So I walked in a bit of a mess.. and walked out looking like this:
Was I happy? I was THRILLED!! Their service costs are very affordable. As Arnold said ” I will be back!” (and soon too. I need some color and a trim!)
PS. Don’t forget the curly girls. If you have curly hair, both Javier and Stephany know how to cut curly girl hair a la Deva Chan. They are certified and the ONLY Floyds that carries the hair line and does these kinds of cuts. It’s exceptionally hard to find people who know how to cut curly hair and do it right– especially in So. Ca.
Go visit Floyds 99 Barbershop. You will NOT be disappointed.
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