Sinead Shirley and Michelle Bronson had been •working together in the barber industry for several years when they noticed a pattern in other barbershops.
"We noticed all these barber shops in the area were segregated, like, fancy men or men’s only, women’s only,” Shirley said. “We wanted a really relaxed environment where you can bring your whole family to get a haircut.”
In 2018, Shirley and Bronson found a storefront in Frisco formerly used for a full-service salon and opened Lookin Sharp Family Barber Shop in that space. Their barbershop, located off of Gary Burns Drive, offers haircuts, shaves and trims for all ages.
The co-owners both worked in franchise salons before opening Lookin Sharp. Shirley said the community has been supportive of the locally and female-owned barbershop.
“I didn’t really envision what it would be like, but I feel like it’s better than what I thought it would be,” Shirley said.
Each barber at the shop brings a different mix of skills to the table, Shirley said. Combined, the barbers have more than 60 years of experience in the industry.
One of the shop’s specialties is using a straight razor for neck trims and shaves, which allows the cut to last longer, Shirley said.
While many barbershops cater to specific age groups, Lookin Sharp’s barbers will cut hair for all ages, Bronson said. The barbershop will happily offer kids a toy or a lollipop to keep them distracted during the haircut, Shirley said.
Shirley said she and Bronson plan to keep the shop open for a few years before opening a second location.
Shirley said Lookin Sharp differentiates itself from some other barbershops because it is a welcoming space for everyone.
“We try to keep it pretty professional in here but still a family-friendly environment,” she said.
Lookin Sharp Family Barbershop
8745 Gary Burns Drive, Ste. 128
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Lookin Sharp Family Barbershop seeks to serve all ages, hair types
Michelle Bronson (left) and Sinead Shirley run Lookin Sharp Family Barbershop in Frisco. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)