Slug Writes About Retro-Barbers
Since 1989 SLUG has been Utah’s longest running independent magazine and has been keeping us all in the know, about events, great places to eat, local art, and services. I was thrilled when they reached out to me to do a feature on our shop. They’ve covered the best barber shops in Utah and to be included meant we must be doing something right. I mean, I’ve been reading SLUG since I was 15 and moved to Utah. What an honor! I also was blown away by their wordsmithing. Yes, they interviewed me, but wow did they give my words pizzas and pop. It’s worth reading for sure.
Excerpts from the Mag:
“Tucked away into a small nook in the Church + State building on 400 S., Retro-Barbers looks back at visual and aesthetic trends from the mid–20th century to create a singular barbershop experience unlike any other in the city while still providing exacting, individualized haircuts and facial hair grooming. Opened just over a year ago, Retro-Barbers pride themselves in a one-of-a-kind trip to a barbershop and their customer-focused service in all their cuts trims and shaves. “
“The tenets of self-care and relaxation are a hallmark of many a barbershop, but Retro-Barbers extends the ethos with their all-encompassing aesthetic.”
They even got me thinking ahead to our next move!
“Looking ahead, Retro-Barbers hopes to expand their two-person team into a quartet of barbers and increase their reach. “The end goal is to keep it intimate and special—we won’t grow any of our locations to [be] bigger than four barbers,” says Williams. Instead, she hopes to open more Retro-Barbers locations with unique themes. ”This shop is aviation-themed, and I want to have several small shops—one themed to classic cars, another trains and another boats,” she says.