Bizline: The Gentlemen’s Barber |

Bizline: The Gentlemen’s Barber

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Name of business: The Gentlemen’s BarberName of owner(s): Ryan CastlineAddress of business: 135 Main Street, DillonTelephone number: (970) 468-0539Date business opened: April 3, 2007Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?

A: The Gentlemen’s Barber is a traditional barbershop geared exclusively toward men. I sell exclusively male-driven hair products and cigars. I strive to keep services affordable such as:- $14 for a traditional cut- $9 for a buzz cut- $13 for the “Bald Man Special”- In addition to local and senior discounts.Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?

A: I am originally from the Chicagoland area and my wife and I just had a preference for the real mountains rather than the concrete ones. Q: What experience do you have in this field?A: I used to cut hair in college and then came back to it full-time several years ago. Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?A: The Gentlemen’s Barber is an authentic, yet modern barbershop experience. I have taken the best of the traditional barbershop (including shaves) and combined it with modern touches.

Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?A: Gentlemen who prefer a traditional barbershop experience. I also look forward to introducing a fading tradition to the younger male generation who have not yet experienced it. Essentially, I want to preserve this trade.Q: Why did you choose to open where you did?A: Because Dillon is in the heart of Summit County and because my wife, who is a dentist, is up the street. We wanted to sort of symbolize the “barber-surgeon” trade. Not that we’re going to do any blood-letting or anything, we just like bringing traditional services to a community that we respect and look forward to being with for quite a while.

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