How to Launch a Barber Shop During a Pandemic
I started my Barber Shop in the midst of a Global Pandemic right after I had recovered from a broken knee and lost most of my clientele at Jed’s Barbershop. This wasn’t the ideal time to start, but it has been my dream to have a place of my own for years. I wanted to celebrate the opening but didn’t want to create a super spreader event.
Next year, at the anniversary I am going to throw the type of event where everyone can come and we can pack the chapel of Church & State, but that just wasn’t going to happen this year. So what do I do when I am stuck between wanting to celebrate my Barber Shop, and it’s unique Retro style, while still being socially conscience? I turned to The Stir Supper Club Salt Lake City and Voodoo productions for help.
Barber Shop Safety First
In this post I am going to run through how magical this night was and post a lot of pictures, but I want to start out by addressing the amazing job that the Stir Supper Club did @ creating a safe environment. The first key was Space. Each group just like at restaurants was seated with distance from each other. This way they could enjoy their food with the group they knew. With a good amount of distance from the performers.
The servers sanitized all the surfaces pre and post and wore masks and face shields at all times. All guests were required to wear masks as they entered, mingled and any time they got up from their eating area. Also, the Church and State chapel had so much head room for Safety and ventilation.
Barber Shop Cocktails
As you will see this was a totally vintage affair, and all of the guests and performers brought the style and looks of the 1940’s. It was a knock out affair, and it would be right unless we had some fancy cocktails to go with it.
Once the Mingling Hour was over it was time to be entertained, and during this time libations and food was delivered right to our tables. I had so missed the live perfomances, and arts during this COVID period and was so happy to help facilitate a safe place to partake of top notch Retro-Themed ART!
The Voodoo ANdrew Sisters
This act was a show stopper. Comprised of The Voodoo Vagabond herself (Jennifer Tarasevic); Felicia Kalani of all of the following fame:
and @mariah_delrio this powerful trio had tight harmonies that would make the Andrew Sisters proud, and their rendition of Bei Mir Bist Du Shein had the audience eating out of the palm of their hands.
Barber Shop Singing in The Rain
Reminiscent of Singing in the Rain the Next Performance was put on by The Voodoo Darlings, and Danny Tarasevic. It was Classy and Sexy.
A Barber Shop Hoofer
It wouldn’t be a classic Retro Vintage Christmas without some Tap Dancing and we were privileged to behold Derrick Louizia who is a savant when it comes to dancing.
House Wives are Hot
It feels like in the ’40s House Wives were just classier and down right amazing. The next performance was NO EXCEPTION.
The Lady with the Fan
Kendall Fischer is one of the most talented Dancers I have ever seen perform. Not only is she beautiful, but she is also kind and has a golden soul. Here she is in all her glory as The Lady with the Fan
Christmas The Hawaiian Way.
The Voodoo Family has roots in Hawaii and they pulled out all the stops for an arrangement of Mele Kalikimaka. Not only did they have Danny, Felicia and Jennifer with amazing vocals but they had authentic Hawaiian Dancing!
Barber Shop Song Bird
During this magical evening this beautiful songstress, whose name I didn’t catch, enchanted us with her hypnotic tones. Her voice couldn’t be forgotten!
The Man With The Bag
No Christmas is Complete without a visit from Santa Claus. Derrick was able to deliver, and did so with panache.
The Classiest Couple
These two beautiful humans brought all of the charm and beauty you could ask for, and yes, it got acrobatic!
The Voodoo Darlings
This troupe of dancers never let’s you down, and this performance with Danny Tarasevic on vocals was unforgettable.
A Vintage Christmas Barber Shop Grand Opening Stir Supper Club Extravaganza! Don't forget the guests!
Most of all those that came out and supported us with our opening and opted for supporting artists and celebration of life in this uncertain time. You brought the class and the life. What a party!
A Huge Thank YOu
All Photos were taken By Adam Ramos He has mad talent and class, and we are so thankful for his captures. I also had no idea how great this event was going to be. I just let Jennifer (Voodoo Productions) of the stir supper club take the wheel and sat back and was stunned with the results. I am sorry if you missed out on this magical night. I am hoping for a repeat in a less Covid filled future where we can really pack the house. If you haven’t followed or gotten on the list for the Stir Supper Club Salt Lake City yet, put it on your new year resolution list! They are safe, fun, and always unique.