It's been a little more than a month since the Barbershop & Co. opened its doors at 8998-D Lorton Station Blvd., and Patch was wondering how things were going. On Thursday, we sat down with Randy Dingus Jr., the company's vice president.
Business is steadily rising since the business moved from Springfield Mall. "We kind of figured the transition was going to be rough," said Dingus. "We're at just about 50 percent of our business at Springfield Mall. But that's going to happen any time you move from a place after 15 years."
The full-service barbershop, which opened the first week in July, caters to men and has 10 chairs and 12 full-time and part-time barbers. You get a straight razor shave and a haircut for $36.99 ($16.99 for the head/ $20 for the beard).
The Dingus family opened the first Barbershop & Co. store in Dale City in 1987. There are now 18 locations across Northern Virginia, two franchises in Pennsylvania and two franchises in Washington state.
The Lorton location will soon be serving beer, and will hold "Tailgate Sunday" events during football season.
"We're like the bartender in a sense," said Dingus. "When people leave here, they walk out with more than just a haircut. We improve their image and confidence."
The Barbershop & Co. is open seven days a week.
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