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Hidden Gems: Meet Brandon Lockhart

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Lockhart.

Hi Brandon, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
In 2010 I attended Illinois Quad City Barber & Hairstyling College in Moline, IL, where I received my barber and barber instructor license. After working part-time at a local barber shop and teaching part-time at the school I attended, I moved to Decatur, IL to be close to family and to start my first barbershop. I opened Lockhart’s Barber Shop on July 10th, 2012, and grew the business into a busy three-man shop.

To restore the art of barbering in Central Illinois, I started Lockhart’s Barber College on September 8th, 2014. As students graduated from college, I began to open more barber shops to provide them with opportunities for employment upon graduation and to continue the resurgence of barbers in Central Illinois. Lockhart’s network ultimately consisted of four barber shops and a barber school.

The businesses were very fortunate and proud to receive some outstanding awards, including Micro-Business of the Year and Business Expansion of the Year from the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce, #1 Barber Shop five years consecutively, and #1 Trade School four years consecutively from Herald & Review Readers’ Choice Awards.

After many years of commitment to Central Illinois, I decided it was time to broaden my horizons and reach for higher goals and purpose.

In 2022 my wife and I relocated to the Denver area—our favorite area in the country—and I opened Lockhart & Co. Barbers in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Denver. To maintain the timeless experience, traditions, and services of the classic barber shop, I aim to continue the expansion and growth of the company, reaching new heights in my professional development and further contributions to the barber shops of America.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The communities we have served have embraced us, so it has been a smooth road. Lockhart & Co. Barbers has taken off extremely fast, becoming profitable immediately.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Lockhart & Co. Barbers?
When you step in the door at Lockhart & Co. you’re taking a step back in time to the days of classic barber shops. Greeted with the nostalgic aroma of aftershave and the sound of music and community banter amongst friends. Hang your hat and jacket, take a seat, and rest easy knowing we’re here to take care of you so that you leave with supreme confidence.

Lockhart & Co. is located in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, specializing in classic haircuts, clipper cut fades, beard trims, hot towel shaves, and straight razor services. Traditionally, haircuts are followed by a warm lather neck shave and hot towel. At Lockhart & Co. we consider it a privilege to serve our community and gladly welcome patrons by appointment or walk-in.

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Serving my local community makes me happy because I can make others look and feel good, I can connect and communicate with locals, which gives me a true sense of community, and it provides me the opportunity to express myself artistically.

Pricing:

  • $40 regular haircut
  • $50 extra haircut (extra time)
  • $50 hot towel shave
  • $20 beard trim
  • $50 beard trim & shave

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Image Credits
Tim Gillies Photography

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