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Keeping tradition alive one haircut at a time


A new business on Main Street in Tazewell officially cut the ribbon!

Old Town Barber Co. owned and operated by 20 year old Cory Brewster couldn't be happier from the support he has received from the community.

This same barber shop was previously owned by Fred McFarland, who passed this weekend at 92 years old.

He feels that Fred is here with him now, and wishes that Fred had the chance to see the new shop and his renovations.

Fred McFarland had been a barber for over 60 years and this same location was a barber shop just over a year ago for Fred.

Not only is Cory carrying on a Tazewell legacy, but he is successfully chasing a dream.

When Cory was a senior in high school, he wasn't too sure what he wanted to do after school. One of his friends suggested that they become barbers.

Cory says, “You know how guys, we talk about things and we never really do them and we ended up going to barber school and here we are now.”

The two attended the “Bristol School of Hair Design” and Cory put in enough hours that he even graduated early.

Now at 20 years old, he is a small business owner, and he is still keeping some of the old school charm.

He said one of his favorite things to do is the hot towel shave.

A hot towel shave is when you use hot lather, a hot towel and shave with a straight razor that is sharpened with a leather belt.

If you are looking to have a clean cut or shave, you can go to the Old Town Barber Co. located off of Main Street in Tazewell, Tuesday through Saturday.

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