The Gentry Barbershop is a traditional men's barbershop specializing in hair and skin care. It is located in the heart of downtown Macon on 2nd street.
First time customer, Evan Watson gets his hair trimmed and styled by The Gentry Barbershop owner, Brian Ochoa.
Cuts and styles at The Gentry Barbershop are so precise, they often require multiple tools. Nicole Pitts is seen here getting her hair styled.
Brian Ochoa has been cutting hair for 25 years. In 2013 he decided to open The Gentry Barbershop as something that was exclusively for men. Citing that Macon was in the market for an upperclass establishment that served the male community, Ochoa settled his business in the same place he lived: downtown.
Gentry employee, Jaime Stevenson brushes off the excess hair from Matt Gales fresh cut.
Bruce Joiner is all smiles as his haircut and beard trim is finished up. He drives 45 minutes from Fort Valley to get his haircut at The Gentry Barbershop.
Working with his hands for years, Ochoa prides himself on the legacy he has left in the styling industry. Ochoa has owned salons for 16 years and doesn't plan to quit anytime soon.
Ochoa puts the finishing touches on his latest cut.
Stevenson trims the thick beard of Mercer University employee, Jesse Sowell. Sowell works in the IT department at Mercer and said he regularly gets his beard trimmed and hair cut at The Gentry.
Styling isn't all about scissors, Ochoa shampoos and conditions the scalp of Nicole Pitts in a sensually-lit room. As a spectator, the process feels romantic and intimate.
The art of styling is about the details and Gentry employees get close and personal when sculpting a beard.
The decor of the Gentry is retro, steam-punk inspired and key to the style of the shop. "Just manly enough , it is very methodical how I have decorated. The decor is about 70 percent when you get a haircut," Brian said. The Gentry Barbershop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 to 7:30 and Saturdays from 9:30 to 4.