Destin residents have a new barbershop to get a fresh new haircut or just a hot towel shave.
Visionz Barbershop, which is located at 106 Benning Drive, opened earlier this month and specializes in straight razor haircuts, hot towel shaves and beards.
“There was a need for a new barbershop in Destin because there aren’t really any barbershops in the area, just mostly salons,” said Justin Brown, the shop’s master barber and owner.
Brown is excited about getting new customers and continue to offer his services to his loyal clients.
“Destin is a great place to open a barbershop, especially with all of the tourism and exposure the city gets,” he said. “I like to build relationships with my clients and become their friend.”
Eddie Silva, who stopped by the shop on Wednesday to get a haircut, has been a client of Brown's for the past two years, ever since he earned his cosmetology operator license.
“I remember the first time I got my haircut with Justin, he was working at a barbershop where there were a bunch of barbers and he took me right away. … Ever since then, I only go to him,” he said. “He is loyal and knows exactly what he is doing.”
Ikaika Moyer, another regular customer, has been coming to Brown to get his haircuts for six months now and was happy when Brown decided to open up his own barbershop.
“His good at what he does and doesn’t make it awkward how other barbers might do,” he said. “I can tell him my life stories.”
Moyer said Brown takes his time and gives his clients the best haircut and doesn’t rush like some barbers.
“It’s hard to find someone that cuts good and when you do find him, you stick with him,” he said.
Visionz Barbershop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 850-357-1998.