Meet our barbers and find out their story!
Dale Grinstead - Owner/Barber
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Dale has resided in Columbus since 2002. Living and working on the South Side for years, he has a strong fondness for Columbus and it's vibrant and historical neighborhoods!
Dale graduated from Columbus' own T.H.E. Barber College and is Licensed in the state of Ohio.
"It has taken a while to find my passion. I have held many different types of jobs throughout the years but none have come close to that feeling when I turn someone's chair around and I see the happiness and confidence that comes with a fresh cut.
I am so excited to open so close to downtown, the Brewery District and especially German Village! Having spent close to 3 years working in the village, the neighbors and charm have made it difficult to leave. Luckily, I don't have to!"
Cory Sherman - Shop Manager/Barber
Born and raised on the West Side, Cory has seen Columbus grow and evolve into something amazing! "I became a barber because I really enjoy helping people to look their best so they can nail that job interview or get the girl or guy." He is excited to be a part of the fantastic group of barbers that Columbus so emphatically supports!
He has been a great addition to the shop as our first hire, despite the fact that he thinks the new Nickelback song is "not bad."
When he's not in the shop, Cory enjoys playing guitar and recording his podcast.
His preferred service, besides haircuts is our deluxe beard trim.
Chris Roberts - Barber
Chris was born and raised in Fresno, OH. We are not sure if that is a real place but we will take his word that it actually exists. Prior to becoming a barber, he worked odd jobs before helping to manage the Easton Zumiez while putting himself through barbering school.
The fact that he loves working with his hands and meeting new people, encouraged him to make the career move. "I enjoy making people feel like the best versions of themselves," says Chris.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing music in two different bands, camping, tattoo collecting, watching soccer...and eating.
Chris preferred service, other than haircuts is definitely the traditional straight-razor shave.
Andrew Carpenter - Barber
Raised in Plain City, OH, Andrew has been a Columbus resident his whole life. He worked for Huntington Bank before finding his passion for barbering. His path began while discovering his own personal style, coupled with a growing interest in counter culture and alternative lifestyles.
Andrew’s favorite part of barbering is the personal freedoms provided by the job/lifestyle, as well as the variety of people he meets on a daily basis. His favorite service, aside from haircuts is the traditional straight-razor shave.
When he is not barbering, he is a musician, enjoys skateboarding, and hiking.
Ethan Bolger - Barber
Ethan is from Reynoldsburg, OH. Our resident veteran, he was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and we are so thankful for his service. When asked what he loves most about being a barber, his response was, “I love meeting new people every day and hearing everybody’s stories. I also love the freedom of looking and being whoever you really are. I believe a good haircut is a great way to express that!” Other than haircuts, his favorite service to offer is beard trims.
Outside of the shop, Ethan plays hockey and enjoys listening to Lana Del Ray (he’s a super fan so…unless you want to hear all about how amazing she is, don’t bring it up). He also, loves collecting tattoos and disappointing his parents.