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The Barbershop

The Barbershop, located at 1016 Main St., has been a mainstay and gathering place since 1937 when barbers Jim Eckert and Guy Snodsmith opened a two-chair shop, and it became known as Eckert’s Barbershop.

When they retired in 1956, Eddie Allen took over and renamed the popular parlor as Allen’s Barbershop. Don Mullinax joined him two years later and the two became partners. They added two more chairs, which were then used by barbers Bob Jenkins and Howard Irvin. In 1967, Louis Schrum took Irvin’s spot.

In 1969 three more barber chairs were added and remodeling was done. Then a seven-chair facility, approximately 19 barbers practiced their trade during the 70s and 80s. Ultimately, Mullinax sold his part to Allen, who changed it’s name to The Barbershop.

Louis Schrum became the sole owner in 1996  and kept the same moniker. Until October 2020, when Randy Mullinax unexpectedly passed away, Schrum, Larry Knowles and Melanie Shope worked side-by-side. Collectively the four had approximately 180 years of barbering experience.

With the loss of Randy, Louis and Larry decided to retire in July 2021 and the historic shop was purchased by Melanie Shope August 1, 2021. It’s currently receiving a facelift, but the nostalgia, history and friendly atmosphere will remain unchanged.

Melanie Shope

Melanie Shope The Barbershop
Melanie

Our Services

We Offer Our Best Haircuts Style.

Haircut - $20

Bread Trim - $5

Detailed Beard Trim - $10

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618.242.6277

Our Barbers

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Melonie Shope

Melanie Shope

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Amber Bequette-Mays

Amber Bequette-Mays

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Vernie

Vernie

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