Floyd’s Cut, Color, Shave, offering services for men and women, will open in early May at the Venue, a development at Malabu Drive and Nicholasville Road that is home to Jason’s Deli and Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery.
The first Floyd’s 99 Barbershop opened in Denver, Colo. in 2001 and the chain now has more than 100 locations.
The Lexington shop is the first Floyd’s for Kentucky and franchise owners David and Lindsay Jones plan to open more locations in Louisville and Nashville. The shops are known for their old-school vibe featuring a wall of rock and roll posters.
“You walk into that place and you instantly feel like a rock star, the music, the posters all over the wall,” said Lindsay Jones, who became a Floyd’s fan while living in Los Angeles.
A muralist from Los Angeles will paint the side of the shop that faces Nicholasville Road.
“We’re going to feature artists from Kentucky because Floyd’s is obviously based around music,” she said. “We’re going to have Loretta Lynn and Chris Stapleton, local sports figures, and local scenery.”
In addition to haircuts, color, and shaves, the shop will offer facial waxing. Floyd’s also carries its own paraben-free grooming products.
Lindsay Jones says that she thinks the shop will be a great fit for Lexington, filling the gap between a basic barbershop and high-end salon.
“It’s right there in the middle, where you’re getting a really great service but you’re not paying crazy salon prices.”
More shopping news
▪ House is on the move. The store that offers home decor and accessories will move from its current location at 250 Walton Avenue to 1148 Industry Road, across from Creative Kitchen and Bath.
“We are going to expand our space, not only retail, but we’ll have more warehouse space and a private consultation room to meet with clients one on one,” said Stuart Hurt who co-owns the business with Dwayne Anderson and Jeremy Rice. “It will be the same us, but a fresh us.”
The annual spring open house sale with 20 percent off storewide is going on through Saturday at the Walton Avenue location. Plans are to be in the Industry Road space by early April.
▪ Chandler Reese Boutique at 195 Kentucky Avenue will celebrate its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The store carries women’s clothing, accessories and gifts.
▪ Decorator Warehouse at 501 East High Street, will host a spring open house Friday through Sunday. The weekend will include a $100 gift card giveaway, 15 percent off all stems, a 50 percent off clearance corner, and 75 percent sale room.
▪ Original designs in which 25 percent of a garment is made from eyeglass materials are being accepted for the 20/20 Vision Show. The deadline for entries is March 21. Materials will be provided.
Harriett Hendren: 859-231-3175