Local barber Josh Ness has set up shop at Sloan’s in Diamondville. He is excited to offer a service that has long been absent from the community. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
Josh Ness is hoping to bring the tradition of an old-school barber back to the community, so he opened up shop as the only barber in town.
“It’s been a really long time — probably decades — since Kemmerer had this service,” Ness said. “I spent a lot of time talking to the men in town, and it was something they really wanted and needed.”
Ness went to a six-month barber program to train for his profession.
The Kemmerer native will provide men’s haircuts, face shaves, head shaves with a straight razor and beard trims.
Ness said his great-grandfather was once a barber in Diamondville.
“He’s the one who really got me thinking about doing this,” Ness said.
He is open for walk-ins or appointments at Sloan’s Beauty Salon in Diamondville, on Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday evenings by appointment.
“I’m offering luxuries like a face shave for a good price,” Ness said. “You go down to Utah and they charge you 40 bucks, but here it’s only 20.”