Nichols Barbershop offers free haircuts for military

Local barbershop thanks those in the military by offering them free haircuts through July

There are many ways to support the American troops fighting for our country.

Nichols Barbershop felt the need to go beyond the magnetic car ribbons to support the troops by offering free haircuts to all military personnel through July 30.

“We did it just to kind of give back to them…show our support,” Linda Nichols, owner of Nichols Barbershop, said. “We really appreciate what they’re doing…with the Fourth of July coming, it seemed like the appropriate time.”

With more than 100 years of combined experience, the four barbers—Linda Nichols, Sam Myers, Judy Bresson and Ginger Davis—want to emphasize they know how to do military cuts.

After July 30, Nichols Barbershop is planning to charge military personnel PX prices, the price they would pay on base, for their haircutting needs.

The special deals are open to all military personnel who can show a current active military ID. Women in the military are also welcome to enjoy the offer.

Nichols Barbershop does have a barber who can do color and perms for women if they choose, but 90 percent of their customers are male.

“It’s more of a barbershop atmosphere than a salon,” Nichols said. “We don’t want guys to feel like they’re walking into a women’s place.”

Nichols believes barbershops have always been the center of a community because of the family-friendly atmosphere.

“We like to get to know our customers by name and not by number,” she said.

Nichols Barbershop’s customers range from 1 to 95 years in age.

For all non-military citizens, the cost is $10 for a basic haircut with $1 off for seniors (62 and older) and children (12 and younger) on weekdays.

“I feel it’s important that our troops know we are behind them … appreciate them … and are proud of them,” Nichols said. “This is just one small way for us, at this shop, to do that.”

Nichols Barbershop is at 2615 20th St. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. For more information or to make an appointment, call 986-0870.

From the July 20-26, 2005, issue

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