As a long time resident of Dublin, Craig Price was never adamant he wanted to take over his father’s barber shop when he graduated from college in the late 80’s. After a few years of working in business, both corporate and private, he decided it was time to do something different. While finding his path, and friend of his suggested he work for his father, owner of the Dublin Barber Shoppe. He approached his father with plans to manage the shop, with which is dad countered with a suggestion to start by cutting hair first. “And that’s where it all started,” says Craig. He has been working in the shop for 20 years now, and fully took over the business 2003, when his father retired.
Originally opening in 1938, The Dublin Barber Shoppe is the oldest continuing business in Dublin! When Craig’s father started working at the shop in the 60’s, Dublin was still a village, with less than 500 residents! But along with the original owner, Mose Myers, cut hair until 1967 when Jack Pice took over the business when Myers retired.
Keeping it in the family, the shop recently hired Craig’s nephew Brandon, adding a fresh new face to their team! The Dublin Barber Shoppe is a local gem, offering a friendly atmosphere with superb service.
Looking for a great gift for dad close to home? Check out these local retailers for a goodie he will be sure to love.
- Ha’ Penny Bridge Imports of Ireland – Is Dad a beer or whiskey lover? Ha’Penny has a great selection of gear he can use at all times of the year! Pop in to have a look around the “Man Cave” themed room for even more great ideas! Prices range, so there is something that will suit everyone’s budget.
- Chelsea Borough Home – For a truly unique gift, stop in to look at some hand-made coaster’s ($25/set), funky tool decor ($13.50/ea), or a sporty bottle opener ($35). And don’t forget your card ($4.50)!
- Modern Male Spa – Give Dad the gift of a little R&R this Father’s Day by sending him to be pampered at Modern Male. With services ranging from haircuts to massages, there is something every guy will love! Please see Modern Male’s website for a full range of services as well as pricing.
- Terra Gallery – If dad is a golfer or likes art (or both!) head over to Terra Gallery to see one of the unique pieces painted by local artist, Josh Bills. There are a selection of golf scenes on display at the moment that would be a Dad’s fit for Tiger himself!