barber shop - Michael Cox cuts hair of Christian Gomez of Florence

Barbershop comes to town

by / 0 Comments / 220 View / April 6, 2015

By Patrick Lacombe, The Belton Journal

The East Street Barber Shop opened its doors on Friday in Downtown Belton.

“Friday was unbelievably busy and Saturday was the same,” Owner Michael Cox, formerly of Jackson’s Barber Shop, said. “I had a lot of regulars come in, and Saturday we had a lot of people downtown because it was Market Days weekend, but it was canceled because of the weather, so some decided to get their hair cut while they were in town.”

Cox has been barbering since 2004 and is an avid hunter and fisherman. If you want to talk fishing or hunting while having your hair cut, this is the place to go.

East Street Barber shop has two chairs, the second manned by Phil Williams, who has been cutting hair for 43 years. Williams also worked at Jackson’s Barber Shop and decided to change locations with Cox.

“I’ve picked up new customers who used to get their hair cut when this was the Belton Barber Shop, which closed about a year ago,” Cox said. “They told me they were glad to have the shop open again because they had been coming here for years. I appreciate the outpouring of support from my regulars who followed me here and all my new customers.”

East Street barber shop is running a special. If you go to their Facebook page and give the shop a “Like,” you will receive one dollar off your haircut or shave.

East Street Barber Shop is located at 110 N. East Street in Belton. Their phone number is (254) 541-6580. No appointment is necessary.