In the summer of 1977, The Facemaker opened in an old house at 1513
16th Street. With the help of friends, the house was remodeled, allowing me to cut hair in the
front and to live in the back. It was an exciting time for a 21-year-old barber! Immediately many
of Huntsville's most respected citizens and many of the SHSU students came to give us a try. By
1979, we had outgrown the little house and bought out a small salon at 1522 Sam Houston Avenue.
Over the next 11 years, we tripled in size and felt it was time to make "the move." In 1990 we were
able to purchase the building that is the current home of The Facemaker. Most of the building had
been gutted. The walls and support beams were the only remaining structures from the original
building. Almost everything else has been added.
The Facemaker occupies a building built in 1896 which originally was a
theater and later housed Barrett's Hardware store until the mid '80's. The building remained empty
until 1990 when it became Huntsville's first full service hair salon. The building has significant
meaning to me because of its previous manager, Garland Sydow, who hired me to work in 1975-76
during the Barrett's Hardware era. Today I still believe him to be one of the greatest examples of
a Christian that I've ever known.
Today we are a full service salon, carrying the finest lines of hair
care products, costume jewelry, candles, Swiss skin care and pewter crosses. With over 200 years of
combined experience, our salon experts can handle any occasion, from a haircut, to a wedding updo,
to a full day of pampering. I am very thankful to have been instilled with a "hard work pays off"
work ethic and to give God the glory in all things.
I appreciate your business and it is a privilege to serve