It all started back in 1994 when three friends opened their first barber shop. A look back to see how this all got started begins with a selection from a news article written almost 20 years ago.
Las Vegas Review Journal ~ By Alonza Robertson ~ April 20, 1994
There is still something to be said for having a dream, working hard, believing in yourself and realizing the payoff. Just ask Mike, Curt, and Tim, the three new bosses of A Cut Above the Rest.
Theirs is a story about three young men from predominately black West Las Vegas who avoided the all-too-common fates of gangs, drugs, prison or violent death.
After five years of building their barber skills and saving their money, Michael Jones, Curtis Anderson and Timothy "Tim-O" Wilkinson held a grand opening Tuesday of their barber shop at 1201 N. Decatur Blvd.
"Today, my two partners and myself are very, very happy "Said the 26-year-old Jones. "We feel we have a foundation, something real solid to build on. We can come in here, unlock the door and go to work and know that this is ours."
Now fast forward to TODAY and in a few short months "A Cut Above the Rest" will be celebrating our 20th anniversary! Our commitment to servicing our customers has never been stronger. We are proud to be located in the Fremont East District where people from all over the world are coming together to build the most community-focused large city in the world.
The barber shop is just that: A BARBER SHOP. No frills, lotsa chairs. Really good old and new school soul music playing the background. Half the people are waiting to get haircuts and the other 1/2 are just hanging out and enjoying the banter.
- Ray N.
Las Vegas, NV
These guys do great cuts. I started going to them about 4 years ago and am always pleased with not only the cut but with the expeirence I have when I'm there. Its definantly a great place for downtown.
- John B
Las Vegas, NV
I have found my barber here in Vegas and an AMAZING one at that. Mike Jones, has amazing skill and talent, and we know how hard it is to find a great cut and line up, especially in the Las Vegas valley. read the reviews and decided to pop in and Im so glad I did
- Shane U.
Los Angeles, CA
Went in for some quarters for the parking meter, ended up with some new friends. Thes guys are legit.
- Ethan R.
San Francisco, CA