Steven Grimaldi is carrying on a 125-year-old tradition, as the new
proprietor of Byron’s Barbershop at 121 S. Calumet Road in Chesterton.
Grimaldi says that
he received his first haircut at Byron’s 10 years ago and was prompted by
the experience to become a professional barber. “I was so inspired by how
precise a haircut could be, the conversations, the hot shave, and just the
talent and time to give a good haircut that I asked the barber what it would
take to become a professional.”
The answer: a
referral to Success Barber School in Merrillville.
Grimaldi cut hair at several barbershops in Northwest Indiana to sharpen his
craft, with the goal always to return to Chesterton and work a chair at
Byron’s, possibly one day to become its owner. “I wanted to keep the
tradition going,” he says, “knowing that Byron would one day retire. A
Chesterton native would be the best person to keep Byron’s Barbershop going
for many years to come. Byron’s Barbershop has been around for 125-plus
years and needs to be treated like the precious jewel it is.”
“And now that the
keys have been handed over to me, the tradition will continue,” Grimaldi
said. “We have experienced barbers trained in all the new trends and old
styles that will keep the smiles on everyone’s face.”
walk-ins and both cash and credit cards.