SHELBYVILLE – Shelbyville natives Brandon Lockhart and Jake Elam announce they are opening Lockhart’s fourth and newest venture on March 1 in downtown Shelbyville.
Lockhart, a 2006 graduate of Shelbyville High School, is the founder of Lockhart’s Barber Shop (locations in Decatur and Mount Zion) and Lockhart’s Barber College (located in Decatur). He says he and Elam look forward to returning to a “fantastic community with a lot of good folks in it.”
“It feels great to come back and add something positive. I believe we have something to offer the public that they can appreciate,” Lockhart explains.
Elam, a 2007 graduate of Shelbyville High School and 2015 graduate of Lockhart’s Barber College, is also familiar with the area having spent most of his life there. He comments that he is excited to be able to give back to his hometown and has always wanted to be a business owner.
“I never imagined I would find my niche as a barber, but here I am… I am proud and happy to be here serving the community, and I hope they are just as happy to have me,” Elam says.
The new shop is the first project of “The Lockhart Affiliate Program.” The program aims to assist top Lockhart’s Barber College alumni, such as Elam, in their transition to become successful business owners in their respective communities.
This new venture is set to open on March 1 and will be located at 123 West Main Street in Shelbyville. It will be open 9 AM – 5 PM Tuesday through Friday and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturdays. They can be reached at 217-774-1715.
Haircuts are $15 each, with a complementary warm lather neck shave. There is a $3 discount for senior citizens age 62 and older.
Traditionally, the barber shop is open to strictly walk in business.
More information is available by following the link here.