LOCAL FOCUS: Warnick’s Barber Shop
HOUSTON – Customers come from near and far to sit in the chair at Warnick’s Barber Shop for a haircut and to catch up on what’s happening in the world and in Chickasaw County.
Gerald Gray has been trimming hair since 1960 and been cutting hair in Houston for the past 4-1/2 years at the shop across the street from the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston.
“I was licensed in Indiana in 1960 and became licensed in Mississippi in 1962,” said Gray. “I spent 11 years in Pontotoc before I came to Houston. I live in Chickasaw County and I like it here.”
Gray said he has never offered a lot of bells and whistles as a barber and sticks to haircuts and an occasional shave.
“I know my customers and I know what they want,” said Gray. “But the first thing I ask everyone who sits in that chair is what they want.”
And while Gray said he is talking about hair fashions, it usually gets the conversation started about what that particular customers would like to see happen in their life and in the world.
“Cutting hair is the business, but getting to know these people is the part of this work I enjoy the most,” said Gray. “Most of my customers are not looking for high fashion they are busy men and they want their hair cut.”
Gray said some of his customers have been with him for decades. He also said he has people come from Pontotoc, Vardaman, Calhoun City, Eupora and Okolona to sit in his chair.
“I have dads bring their sons and grandfathers bring their grandsons,” said Gray. “Most of the kids want their hair just like their dad of grandpa. I do my best.”
Gray said some kids have a tough time with getting a hair cut and he works hard to put them at ease. He has special powder for men and a set of oversize scissors and comb.
“I do everything from Mohawks to military hair cuts that are high-and-tight,” said Gray. “Like I said, I just ask what the customers wants and try to give it to them.”
Local Focus is a regular business feature of the Chickasaw Journal. Locally owned businesses wanting to be included in Local Focus should call the Chickasaw Journal at 456-3771.
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