Okay, so it's been nearly 7 years since we left Lawrence, and headed out West to Washington State. You'd think by now I would've found some place to get a decent haircut!
You see, quite honestly, it's hard to find a reasonable barber, especially when you've experienced Haircut Heaven!
Yes, that's right, Haircut Heaven. I'm talking about John Amyx and Downtown Barber in Lawrence, Kansas!
We lived in the Land of the storied Jayhawks for 10 years, and our regular trips to John's chair were a cherished tradition.
I have three sons, and they were all much younger back then. They loved getting their heads 'buzzed' and hangin' out with Dad down on Mass Ave on a Saturday morning.
John always had some sage words of wit and local observation to share. Although, he never really talked. It was more like coherent grumbling.
The topic of conversation usually centered on KU's hopes of making it to the Dance that season. I don't think they ever served people from Manhattan or Columbia, but I could be wrong.
Every once in a while, you stumbled upon a local celebrity. Scott Pollard pulled up in his Caddy one time. My youngest son, Luke, thought he had totally cool sideburns like Elvis.
Experiences like Downtown Barber and John Amyx are those rare 'slice-o-life' moments you learn to relish and treasure forever. They can never be repeated. And you really down want them to be.
If you live in the Lawrence KS area, and are looking for a great Barber, look no further!
Lawrence, KS 66044