Calhoun’s Barber Shop on Veach Road and Goodman’s Barbering and Styling on 18th Street have merged. After nearly five years in business, Johnny Calhoun decided it made sense to join hands with Goodman’s, a longstanding staple of the Owensboro community.
Russell Martin opened the barbershop at 452 E. 18th Street in 1958, and Johnny Goodman came on board in 1962 before purchasing it in 1966. Calhoun is elated to join a shop that features employees boasting over 100 years of experience in the barber industry.
“This was a win-win for both,” Calhoun said. “He was able to get some reliable barbers, and my clientele should increase with more road visibility and parking. It was the logical move.”
Warren Haviland opened the barbershop on Veach Road in 2017 before selling it to Calhoun in 2018. Calhoun said he was reluctant to change but that this move was positive.
“Customers can expect the same quality service that they got at Calhoun’s with even more stories,” he said. “It’s been an easy transition, and I’m already meeting some new people and others that I haven’t seen a while. My regulars are already finding their way to the shop.”
Goodman’s accepts cash or check and offers the same services previously provided at Calhoun’s with comparable prices. Services range from various cuts and styles to beard trims and full shaves.
Haviland had already been cutting with Goodman 1-2 days a week and will continue his schedule, while Ryan Avery will accompany Calhoun on the move. Terry Claypoole and Goodman maintain regular hours at the shop.
The shop is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They welcome walk-ins or appointments.
“This is great for the shop and good for everyone,” said Goodman. “I’m ready to start cutting my hours, but I don’t want to get out yet. When I retire, he (Calhoun) will do a great job taking over the shop.