From left are Robert Hall, Art Blakey, and Allen E. Nightingale.
Photo by Jerry Fill.
Art Blakey has been a Mount Vernon area barber for over 50 years. He recently sold the Hollin Hall Barber Shop to Robert Hall, but Blakey continues to cut hair at the shop.
“My customers are always very conversational and interesting people,” Blakey said. “Through them, I get to travel all over the world without having to leave my shop. The people who come in here are good and decent people and I always enjoy their company.
“In addition, the children who come in here are always respectful and never once have they been belligerent or troublesome.”
According to Blakey, in some cases, over four generations of customers have been served by him.
Hollin Hall Barber Shop is located at 7944 Fort Hunt Road.