Beer and a haircut

Backpacker.com has the news, and the Citizen-Times had it first.

If you’ve emerged from a multi-week trek through Great Smokies National Park into the gateway town of Asheville, NC, I can think of two things that’ll instantly take you from grizzle to sizzle: a beer and a haircut. Lucky for you, The Blue Ribbon salon just opened in Asheville, and they offer inexpensive tonsorial work and a free namesake beer for every haircut.

Owner Beth Adams wanted to create a cooler, laid-back salon with big-city styling skill but down-home drinking values. Both men and women’s cuts come in at sub-$30 prices, and include (as if you needed reminding) an ice-cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. Adams also offers a 10 percent discount to customers who ride their bike to their appointment.

From the Citizen-Times:

“You’d be surprised. Seven out of 10 people of age take a PBR when offered,” Adams said. “We’re not getting people drunk in here. I want people to walk in and feel relaxed and that they can hang out. They can sit at the bar and play cards or read magazines.”

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Jason Sandford
Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

1 Comment on "Beer and a haircut"

  1. greenashevilleblogspot.com | November 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Reply

    Interesting idea, but how do they keep the hair out of the beer? And at $30 a cut I could by a whole case with the money left over from what my barber charges.

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