"Every man needs a barber he can trust."~ Bill S. (patron)
Craig Morin- As one of six barbers in his family, Craig was lucky to have some great teachers. He started his apprenticeship under his father at their family shop in Worcester, MA. He was fortunate to then work in the legendary Ron's Barber Shop in Grafton, MA. That eventually lead him to work under Jack Sikes in Spencer, MA. Jack was a great mentor. After teaching Craig "the Jack way" Jack sold him the barber shop on a hand shake agreement. In the fourteen years since then Craig has continued his good fortune. He's been blessed with five beautiful, healthy children. He gets to play in his band, Secret Sage, with his amazing wife. He has also been able to work with the most talented and hard working barbers like the crew he has with him today. Craig and his team of barbers continue in the long tradition of doing it "the Jack way."
Chris Menard- Chris has barbering in his blood. His father Gordy was a barber for forty years. After twenty years of cutting hair side by side with his father Chris developed a reputation as one of Central Mass' best barbers. In the nine years he's been with us he has not only built upon that reputation, but has also helped mentor the generation of barbers behind him. Chris enjoys doing flattops but is proficient at any style. When he's not behind the chair he enjoys hunting and fishing but often finds himself cutting wood. A self described "Disney Junkie" Chris hopes to someday be a full time resident of the Magic Kingdom.
Darren Carr- Like many of us, after high school Darren wasn't sure what he wanted to do. His mother, a cosmetologist, and his uncle, our own Christian Brothers, encouraged him to consider barbering. He wasn't sure if he was going to like barber school at first but ended up "falling in love with it." From there on he knew he had found his calling. After 18 months in the Quabbin shop Darren developed a loyal following. He now works full time at our Spencer location with his uncle. He enjoys doing skin fades and is quickly gaining a reputation for his designs. When he's not cutting hair or sketching design ideas Darren enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. Having a young guy at the beginning of his career has brought a sense of renewal to our entire team.
Christian Brothers- Chris said he always wanted to be a barber. Nine years ago he was laid off from the machine shop he had spent 17 years at. That's when he decided to go for it. What he discovered was he's a natural. He enjoys doing classic styles. From youngsters to retired folks, Chris enjoys conversing with everybody. When he's not working in the shop he can be found at the comic book store, watching sports or chillin' with his cat, Big Mike. In the four years he's been with us he's established himself as a great barber and a dependable teammate.
Adam Ketchen- Adam has been one of Craig’s closet friends for over a decade. He was instrumental in making Spencer the success it has become. He also helped manifest the Quabbin shop into existence. As a veteran barber there is no haircut he isn’t comfortable giving. He describes haircuts as “a 20 minute art form.” With the changes brought on by Covid-19 Adam offered to come to Quabbin to run the day to day operations. Adam enjoys playing chess, riding his motorcycle and creating visual art. A true professional and a loyal friend. We couldn’t be happier to have Adam in Barre.
Kristin Thibault- Kristin used to bring her son into the shop when he was a kid. Back then she managed a Famous Footwear. When we didn’t see her son for a while we thought she might have caught the barbering bug. She always had the personality for it. When we next caught up with Kristin it was as an applicant. In that time she not only got her barbers license, but her cosmetology license as well. That determination as a student has paid off in her work. She is great with every style from long hair to bald fades. She’s always cracking jokes and sings while cutting hair. Kristin is a master at keeping the shop fun.