Business Spotlight – Barbershop on Gaetz
This week, we shine our ‘Business Spotlight’ on Barber Shop on Gaetz, located at 5020 50th Ave. Did you know Barber Shop on Gaetz holds the title of being the longest-running barbershop in Red Deer? Originally opening in 1947, this unique shop has been operating under Selene Fraser for the past 11 years and has a very loyal clientele. In fact, Barber Shop on Gaetz stills sees clients since its original opening!
We caught up with Selene to learn more!
What is your business?
We are Barber Shop on Gaetz.
When did your business open?
The business originally opened in 1947 and I am the 8th owner, operating for 11 years now.
What makes your business unique?
The customers! We have the best customers and I’m not kidding – I say that every time. I’ve worked in so many shops in my career, I’ve been doing hair for 35 + years and I’ve had the most fun here. Not because I own the place, it’s the people that make it great.
What are some products/services that you offer?
We offer full services for men including hot shaves, colors, and highlights although we don’t do a lot of those. We do a lot of hot shaves. As for products, we offer the Maverick line, Crew line, Carina Organics line, beard oils, anything to do with shaving we supply. Ladies and children’s cuts are also available.
Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?
I knew a lady who worked here years before. It was a busy little shop with old-timers and farmers. The entire rural community knew about it because 50th Ave was the main road through town. This building has always been a barbershop. The history of it was one of the main reasons I chose the location. I like the downtown core, it’s diverse.
What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?
The people! The small businesses, the ‘mom & pop’ owned places and the cultural aspect.
I love Downtown Red Deer because… It’s central and it’s community. I like the little shops, businesses, and the friendly, non-judgemental, awesome community.
Barber Shop on Gaetz brings a definite charm to Downtown Red Deer. Its unique, friendly atmosphere is a real reason people keep returning! Selene and her team are leaders in their craft and care greatly for their Downtown community. Make sure to stop in for your next hair or beard service!
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