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Business

January 17, 2013

Skilled barber moves to new operation

MILLEDGEVILLE — A true artist is one with his instrument. The best barbers lay out haircuts like personalized paintings.

Dax Bolston's uncle used to cut hair on the front of his grandmother's porch.

As a 14-year-old, Bolston entered the realm.

“I pretty much watched him and decided I wanted to pick up the clippers one day. I've had a hold of these clippers for the last 20 some odd years,” Bolston said.

He learned barbershop business and people skills under Robert Freeman Sr., owner of Freeman's Barber Shop. 

Bolston said he became a master barber before receiving his license, crediting Freeman's schooling with his success in the barbering game.

Honing skills like cutting a quick, clean fade helped Bolston advance into owning a shop for the last 12 years.

The barber considers his abilities deserving of the highest marks with all due respect to industry peers.

“I've graduated to a doctor now,” Bolston said. “A lot of guys with these clippers in their hands are what they call pediatricians.”

He maintained a steady client base over the years even during a move to North Columbia Street six months ago. Designer Kuts by Dax & Company employed up to eight barbers and three beauticians at one time. 

While being a business owner was a life goal, Bolston decided to close up shop this Saturday. He's joining the crew at Ladye's Barber Shop starting next week.

“Twelve years ago my greatest goal was to open up the doors to my own shop. I don't have any flashbacks or negative thoughts about why did I open up a barbershop. I'm looking forward to new challenges,” Bolston said.

Speaking to Ladye's over the last year, the Designer Kuts creator thought a move back to a setting similar to Freeman's where it all started was the perfect change. Joining another local pioneer excites Bolston.

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