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Black History Month Business Spotlight: White’s Barber Shop


Bobby and Lamon White at White’s Barbershop on East Church Street.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.


An antique red and chrome barber chair graces the middle of the work area.  The red leather is still supple to the touch, flawless.  It and the metal work take you back in time, fifty, sixty, perhaps seventy years or more to the golden age of straight razors, leather strops, and steaming towels.   Bobby White and his son, Lamon, opened White’s Barber Shop on East Church Street in 2006.  The antique chair was already there from a former shop, and two other chairs were added when Lynn Pratt retired.  White and his cousin had developed a clientele during high school years, and with four sons, friends, neighbors and other relatives, the…

For the complete story, see the February 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. Linda Elam on February 22, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations. .proud of you two #father and #son 🙂

  2. Kim Gooch on February 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Awesome !!!! you deserve this recognitions

  3. Albert Trotter on March 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    what a tremendous story of father and son …awesome

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