Lawrence Sober: Craig needs barbershop that accepts walk-ins
To the editor:
Recently, there have been some articles in the paper making reference to Economic Development.
Craig is the first small town I have ever lived in that does not have a barbershop. We have more than enough beauty shops and liquor stores.
I met a man who is working near Rangely on a pipeline crew. He started his day looking for a place to get a haircut. First, he went to Meeker, where he was told that they were closing early and could not cut his hair. He was told that he could either make an appointment for one day next week or else he could go to Craig and try to find a place to get his haircut.
Once he got to Craig, everywhere he went, he was told that he needed to make an appointment for one day next week. He had one day a week off and most of that day had been spent looking for a place to get his haircut.
Another man I met here in Craig is a ranch worker who came into town to get a haircut for him and his two sons. He also was told that he could make an appointment for one day next week.
I have run into the same problems trying to find a place in Craig where I could get a haircut. We do not all have jobs that will allow us time off for an appointment for a haircut. Many of the workers in and around this area don’t get that much time off work to make an appointment for a haircut. Like the pipeline worker who came all the way from Rangely on his day off work.
I have been going to Mountain Cuts in Steamboat Springs for a hair cut because everywhere I went in Craig I was told that I needed an appointment. There I can go on any Saturday, walk in and get my hair cut without an appointment. Most men do not want their nails done, a wax job or to sit in a tanning booth. They just need a haircut and sometimes a beard trim.
A barbershop where walk-ins are welcome and is open on Saturdays could do well here once people knew that there was one.
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