Beardsley's Barber Shop is a family owned and operated barber shop with four locations within the Chicago and St. Louis areas. We strive to give the best fades, flat tops, and hot lather shaves around.

Photos by Keith Mandley II

 

Lee Beardsley, born in 1908, unknowingly started the first Beardsley’s Barber Shop with a chair made out of a tree stump, on a cotton farm in Bellcity MO. Once the word got out, the whole community would line up to get their hair cut by the very first Beardsley barber. The art of cutting was then passed down to the next generation with Larry Beardsley picking up where his father left off, leaving him no choice but to teach his two sons, and two of his in-laws the trade. We currently have close to twenty licensed barbers, with more in the process of taking up their clippers and continuing on in the Beardsley tradition.