A community barbershop just can’t help but find a home when the right neighborhood is discovered. Originally downtown for 13 years, Afrocentric Barber made a move to North Park, where it knew many of it’s clients already hailed from. Now customers can get the quality cut they have come to expect without the hassle of traveling down town.
And what a move it must have been. Not only are the people happy, but the barbershop is now incredibly spacious, even with the various t.v.s and couches spread out across the room. You definitely won’t have to worry about not being comfortable at Afrocentric Barbers.
And comfort, the ability to welcome people in, is something that owner William Lemar knows a lot about. Years back he served his four years in the Navy, working on the U.S.S. Ranger; what he says amounted to a floating city. And during those days he was responsible for whatever hair came in; he couldn’t refuse service or say he didn’t know how to cut the hair in-front of him. Nowadays that Navy training has translated into anyone being able to sit in his chair and request their cut.
Recently, not wanting to confine his customer’s options solely to the barber’s chair, he let a salon move into the rear of the shop, complete with aestheticians’ stations and personalized space. So now nobody has to go without a personal look to suit their needs.