Jenkins Barber Shop celebrates 60 years of cutting hair in Meridian

Honoring Calvin Jenkins with proclamation
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 7:49 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Jenkins Barber Shop has been a home away from home for many customers for over 60 years in Meridian. Calvin Jenkins, the owner of the shop, was honored by family and friends for the business reaching this milestone.

Jenkins received a proclamation signed by Mayor Jimmie Smith for his service in the community at the Boys and Girls Club in Meridian.

Jenkins has provided his community with haircuts since 1962. He opened Jenkins Barber Shop in 1975 on 5th Street. The 83-year-old Jenkins said that it was time to put down his scissors after 60 years of impacting the barber community.

Jenkins has passed his barber skills to his son, Kevin Jenkins, to continue his legacy.

“If you come into the city mentioning any barber shop, the first thing they are going to say is old Jenkins Barber Shop. My dad has grind here for years. He is that guy. The message that I would send out to my dad is, keep doing what you’re doing. You are a special guy. You have been the best father, granddad, great-granddad and pastor,” said Kevin Jenkins.

Kevin Jenkins was also honored for his 40 years of service to the barber community.

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