SHERIDAN — A few months after celebrating the one-year anniversary of its current home in The Foundry Building, 349 13th Ave. NE, The Barber Sharp is ready to grow. Owner Kelly Sharp said the men’s barbershop will soon start taking female clients after it relaunches as The Barber Sharp and Salon on Oct. 2.
“Basically, the girls are coming in with their guys and like the vibe of the shop,” said Sharp.
Sharp owns The Foundry building, which is also home to a massage studio and an acupuncture practice. Art gallery Tarnish & Gold has moved out of the space, giving Sharp room to expand the barbershop on the first floor. She has hired four employees for her expanded business, including a waxing specialist.
Like its current men’s service offerings, Sharp plans to keep things simple for her new female clients. “Haircuts are $28, no muss no fuss,” said Sharp. “They’re $35 if they want it styled and blow-dried.”
The expanded Barber Sharp isn’t the only change at The Foundry Building. Poet and journal coach Tara McDaniel is moving her Wholehearted Journal Coaching business into the space. Her first offering is a six-week course on writing for health and self-expression in mid-October. Participants will learn about the health benefits of expressive writing and creative expression. The classes are available on a sliding scale of $5–$15 per class based on income or a flat fee of $50 for the complete course.
The Barber Sharp and Salon will celebrate the grand opening of the expanded business on Oct. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m.