Business Profile: Kings Corner Barbershop

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Kings Corner a high-end barbershop for men, boys

James Freedlander (center) and his business partners, Shawn Prince (left) and Ahmed Taha, love their work and enjoy treating customers to positive, high-quality, barbershop services.

James Freedlander, owner and one of the founders of Kings Corner Barbershop at 28 Main St., wants his shops to reflect the same feeling of community he experienced as a youngster.

“Life is so busy these days,” Freedlander said. “I love creating an environment where customers can relax, have a cup of coffee and then enjoy a great cut or razor shave. We’re reminiscent of an old-style barbershop but with a modern look and feel.”

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are never turned away.

Kings Corner Barbershops service men, young men and boys and offer straight razor shaves and haircuts, including fades and buzz cuts. All men’s cuts include a neck shave and pampering hot towel wash. Straggling eyebrows and ear hairs are trimmed as well. Customers with beards are trimmed up for a nice, clean-cut look.

The shops are well-appointed, with inviting leather couches in the waiting areas, high-definition TVs and numerous stations where trained barbers work their magic.

“My staff enjoy relating to clients of all ages, much like a close friend would, lending an ear, engaging in conversation and offering advice, if they can. The barbers love what they do and love coming to work,” Freedlander said.

Freedlander and his family know Hopkinton well, as his older sister, who has special needs, receives both emotional and physical support at the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center. He wanted to give back to this community.

His business partners, Shawn Prince and Ahmed Taha, also are talented barbers committed to the field and to making customers feel special and well taken care of.

Freedlander has two other business locations, one at 5 Milk St. in Westborough and his original shop at 29 Hudson Road in Sudbury, where he grew up.

A caring, compassionate young man, Freedlander has strong family values and is driven to provide a positive experience for every client.

“Someone can be having the worst day,” Freedlander commented, “but after a hot towel wash and shave or new haircut, they feel like a new person and leave with a better outlook. That’s just so rewarding.”

Men’s cuts are $35, children’s cuts are $25, and the shops offer senior discounts. Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tyler Murphy is one of the barbers staffing the Hopkinton shop, which opened last month.

“My favorite thing about working here is the people,” Murphy said. “There’s the family we’ve created which is already amazing, but I also learn so much from each client. It can be challenging to tailor services to each person’s personality, but that’s part of the fun, as well as recognizing my regulars each time they come in.”

Visit www.kingscornerbarbershop.com to view the photo gallery, schedule an appointment or request a gift certificate as a special treat for someone. For additional information, call 508-589-7889 or email info@kingscornerbarbershop.com.

“This is a really fun business, and I want to do anything I can to help the people around me,” Freedlander added.

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