It’s been since a Christmas or two ago since I’ve gone in and photographed the shop, so we combined the best of both worlds and did shop photos and Record Store Day 2k19 with our neighbors, the near and dear, Vertigo Music.
A lot has changed in the shop. Like, A LOT. By now, if you also follow my instagram or the shops, you know that we brought Alex aboard to join Josh and Chris. To do that, we rearranged the shop, built out his station (which held its own challenges) and took some snazzy photos of him to update the ‘meet the barbers’ section of the shop website.
We happen to be those people who go to do one thing and have to take this crazy detour to get to our original destination. Every accomplishment we get to, makes me extra proud because of all the behind the scenes it took to get to it; so in and of its self, the shop is worth photographing to me.
I don’t know how to even go about explaining the dynamic of these three. I can simply say that every addition has been just the right one; like the puzzle piece we didn’t know we needed yet. I’m so grateful to have Josh and Alex at the shop and for caring for not only the shop, but our kids and Chris like family. They’ll forever be a part of ours. Hell, we talk about them at home more than we talk about some of our own family.
Owning your own business has to be something you LOVE. If you don’t, you’ll never make it.
Everything about owning the shop has been intense work. Like I’ve always said, what normally is divvied up to different people at a normal job, all falls to the two of us for the shop. I do the paperwork, taxes, marketing, and design work. Chris puts in the physical shop work of making sure they have everything they need, ordering product, face time, the most important hair cutting part, and the bill payments.
It’s hard ya’ll. We did NOT get a tax refund this year. We owe so much. So, so, much. I almost shit my pants in the poor accountants office when he told me how much we owed. That reminds me, I need to write a post about THAT experience…
So, here’s what the shop looks like right now. Next year it’ll look different, so this is just a wonderful documentation of this moment in time.