"Downtown Barber" - Local Business in Lawrence KS

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

Okay, so it's been nearly 7 years since we left Lawrence, and headed out West to Washington State. You'd think by now I would've found some place to get a decent haircut!

Fat chance!

You see, quite honestly, it's hard to find a reasonable barber, especially when you've experienced Haircut Heaven!

Yes, that's right, Haircut Heaven. I'm talking about John Amyx and Downtown Barber in Lawrence, Kansas!

We lived in the Land of the storied Jayhawks for 10 years, and our regular trips to John's chair were a cherished tradition.

I have three sons, and they were all much younger back then. They loved getting their heads 'buzzed' and hangin' out with Dad down on Mass Ave on a Saturday morning.

John always had some sage words of wit and local observation to share. Although, he never really talked. It was more like coherent grumbling.

The topic of conversation usually centered on KU's hopes of making it to the Dance that season. I don't think they ever served people from Manhattan or Columbia, but I could be wrong.

Every once in a while, you stumbled upon a local celebrity. Scott Pollard pulled up in his Caddy one time. My youngest son, Luke, thought he had totally cool sideburns like Elvis.

Experiences like Downtown Barber and John Amyx are those rare 'slice-o-life' moments you learn to relish and treasure forever. They can never be repeated. And you really down want them to be.

If you live in the Lawrence KS area, and are looking for a great Barber, look no further!

Downtown Barber
824 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 843-8000


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Rich Jacobson is a District Director for Fathom Realty and a licensed REALTOR®; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.


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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

I can identify completely.  (Haircut Heaven - sounds like the name of a salon.)  Once you've found "the" place and/or person, no one else seems to measure up.

Jul 08, 2008 12:06 AM #1
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Rich,  I knew I liked you!  GO JAYHAWKS!!!  I'm from Kansas City originally.  2 of my best friends went to KU...wow, if those sorority walls could talk, I'd be in trouble. Yikes!  I spent more than half my college years at the KU parties. They were the BEST, lol...sssssh....don't tell!


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