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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Snellville barber has been cutting hair for 50 years

November will mark Peanut's [Kenneth Dalton] 51st year (50th in Snellville) as a barber -- a  field some believe is evaporating with the rise of posh hair salons that deliver coffee and cookies with shampoos and coifed ‘dos.

"This is a barbershop; it's not one of those salons," Peanut insists.

He has difficulty even saying the word without cracking a smile, sneering or whispering.

....He delivered his first haircut on Nov. 20, 1959.

His first job was in Winder, where he charged $1.25 a cut. In July 1960, he picked up shifts in Snellville, charging 75 cents.

In those days, Snellville had 400 residents.

Excerpted from: Snellville barber snips away for half-century, AJC, October 15, 2010.

Dalton's Barber Shop is located at 2244 Main St E, Snellville, Ga 30078. The phone number to the barber shop is 770-972-7729.

1 comment:

  1. Growing up in Snellville, ol' Peanut cut my hair numerous times. Good to see that a living legend is recoginzed. :)


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