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SMALL TOWN BARBER 42 years with 1 chair

Jan 02, 2013 -- 9:23am



42 years with 1 chair for Dexter barber

Stop in for a haircut at Charlie Parrish's barbershop in Dexter and you'll sit in the same barber's chair he installed during the Richard Nixon administration.

Parrish has been cutting hair in the southeast Missouri town for 42 years, all with the same chair. In fact, other than the upholstery on the chair and the price of a haircut, not much has changed.

He still chats up the regulars who wait their turn in a row of black seats, discussing his most recent rabbit hunt, sports or the day's news. Fresh coffee is always at the ready.

Parrish told the Dexter Daily Statesman that he has no plans to retire but that he's always "on call." That means if somebody calls to go fishing or hunting, he'll go.


Daily Statesman

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