Jennifer and Jeremy: A barber love story
“Hairstyling and barbering are a craft and I think, we should all support each other,” said Jennifer Hutchins, owner of Irvin Roberts Salon and Day Spa in Clemmons and now Co-Owner of Ardmore Barbershop with her fiancé Jeremy Ingle.
Jennifer and Jeremy met through referring clients to each other. Acquainted through the salon and barber circuit, Jennifer would refer her straight razor clients to Jeremy while he worked at Washington Park. Cosmetologists, by law, are prohibited to perform straight razor face shaves. Jeremy would send her thank you messages through Facebook, then flowers, and finally an invitation to dinner solidified the start of a blooming relationship.
“It flows and he gets it and I get it,” said Jennifer, to which Jeremy agreed.
“We started looking this summer and talking about possibly owning something together,” said Jennifer.
The couple came across Ardmore Barbershop and both agreed that if ‘there were any existing barbershop in Winston, this would be the one”.
Luckily, the previous owner of over 40 years, Wayne Waters, was looking to sell the business and still continue to cut hair. They met with Wayne, decided to take a leap of faith and bought the business. Jennifer believes that they “manifested this place for ourselves.”
Through renovations, they never closed the shop and business is growing.
Ardmore Barbershop will have several retail items, including beanie hats, hair products, cigars, beer from Stella Brewing and free coffee from Ardmore Coffee shop.
They are launching Winston Salem’s first beard oil bar with a mixologist to help you create the perfect blend.
Jennifer, Jeremy, and his son Aidon are excited to be part of the wonderful Ardmore community. They want to bring the community together for many years, one hair cut at a time.
Check out Jennifer, Jeremy and Aidon and the awesome staff at Ardmore Barbershop located at 1311 S. Hawthorne Rd. The shop is open Mon-Fri 8 am-7 pm and Saturday 7 am-12 pm.