My name is Brooke Dolan and I am the brilliant mastermind behind Two Bits Barbershop (with the help of my loving husband Dan!). I have two children, Ryoko and Neo who I raised on my own until I married Dan in 2012. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my grandparents in Texas growing up and having my Poppy teach me the value of respect, hard work and what it means to take care of people. My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic and the belief that one is never done learning and that you should always try to be better than you are today. My sister Becky, on the other hand, helped me become the smarty pants that I am today!
I absolutely adore all things vintage, be it cars, knick naks, belt buckles, or clothes. I have a slight hording problem where it comes to antique straight razors thanks to my brother Kyler who taught me how to straight shave before my journey into professional barbering. It is my hope to bring back the true meaning of a barbershop, where conversation, stories, laughter and comradery will no longer seem like a lost art while getting a shave or cut. I want people to walk into my shop and feel so at home that they come by to visit even if they don’t need a cut!
Much like the rest of our staff and prior to working with us, Valerie wasn’t always an incredibly talented stylist. In her previous life, she participated in The Cotswold Olimpick Games in England. The event includes all the amazing games that you only wish you could play! The events feature King of the Hill, Tug O’ War, Running Races, Championship of the Hill, and Shin Kicking World Championships. She excelled in Shin Kicking, where she was always the champion who succeeded in getting all her opponents to the ground. It has been described as an English martial art! To learn more about her adventures, book your next appointment with her now!
Bridget may currently be an incredible barber, but stories of her colorful past will keep you entertained during every appointment with her! She was once hailed as the World Bog Snorkeling Champion. She donned a great white shark costume and a snorkel while competing for the best time swimming (flippers only) along a 197-foot stretch of bog in Whales. She trained for years to be able to hold that title. She would often be found in any body of water that she could practice in and went through a variety of costumes before deciding on the shark. She considered wearing a unicorn costume, but the horn kept getting stuck in the mud and slowed her down. In the end, the aerodynamics of the shark made it the most ideal if she had any chance of winning, and winning she did! Not only did Bridget win the swim portion of the competition, she also won best costume! To hear more about her training experience, book with Bridget now!
Much like the rest of our barbers and prior to working with us, Jessica wasn’t always an incredibly talented stylist. In her previous life, she would go a lovely little village in the Alps called Consonno once a year for an epic adult event called “Hide and Seek”. This event is done in teams that are divided into 4 groups. One team member will hide while the “neutral searching team’’ counts to sixty seconds. The participants then have ten minutes to jump out of their hiding spot and hit a target in the middle of the playing field, all the while avoiding being found or caught by the searching team. Last year, Jessica decided to try to up the ante by requesting to add foam shields and swords. Unfortunately, that effort failed but she still managed to get the most target hits! To hear more about how this epic game of Hide and Seek is played, book your next appointment with Jessica now!
Kelly is a former Shark Whisperer turned Pet Psychic Extraordinaire! She once tamed the deep-sea beasts, and now she chats with fluffy kitties and sassy poodles. From sharks to shih tzus, she’s got the inside scoop on their deepest thoughts. Shark secrets and pet purrs – Kelly is the real Dr. Doolittle of the ocean and your living room! To learn more about Kelly, book your appointment with her now!