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!
Once upon a time, in a life far, far away, Cassie was believed to have been Tupac’s choreographer. However, at the age of 14, her dancing skills were not quite up to par for that particular task! Some also believe that in her 10 years of cutting hair and being a barber, that she just might be the reincarnation of Charlie Chaplin’s barber. Rumor has it, he didn’t talk very much but then again, neither did Cassie when she first started cutting the hairs. Perhaps that is what started that particular rumor, but alas, that is fake news as well. I do suppose that it is better that being mistaken for Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street! We are fortunate that she is a very kind person with a sense of humor that only her tribe of circus monkeys (that she trains) finds funny. For more fun stories, book with her today!! She may even give you some dance pointers if you ask…
Carley has many hidden talents that are not at first clearly known to those around her. But if you dig deep and ask the right questions, you just might find that there is more to her than meets the eye! Now, we know that you have heard before about how she trained in the ancient art of thumb wrestling and that she is a world renowned stick fighting champion. However, what you don’t know about her is that she once trained to be a professional biscuit dunker. Yes, her job involved testing biscuits to ensure that they would not fall apart if dunked in the perfect cup-o-joe (or tea). That job didn’t really make her as happy as she knew that she could be, so she went on to be a semi-pro Mattress Jumper! Who knew that you could make a career out of jumping on a bed?! But the long hours of jumping, and more jumping just made her exhausted at the end of the day. That is when she decided to join our team and become a barber. If you have ever thought of pursuing a career in a very strange field, she is definitely the person that you want to speak to. To learn more about Carley’s fascinating past, book your appointment with her today!
We are sorry to announce that Elena is no longer training Orangutans how to play ping pong. We know this is quite a blow to those of you who have been following her journey, but do not fret! She has decided to pursue her new dream of becoming something even bigger, bolder and more badass! She has decided to go to Japan on her days off and learn the art of…ready for it?!….Kaiju Big Battel!!! That’s right, she will be taught by the best of the best in Japan how to throw down like Godzilla in the worlds largest wrestling arenas. She will be wrecking cities and fighting big monsters in her attempt for world dominance and we have faith that she will get there. It may require her to fight off creatures such as Mothra, King Kong and the ever elusive King Ghidorah. If you know Elena the way we do, you know that she will not rest until she has defeated them all. However, in order for her to training to be maximized, it is imperative that her hand-eye coordination stays laser sharp. If you would like to help ensure that happens, book your next appointment with her! Every haircut and shave helps train her eyes and hands to be the best they can be. Book your appointment online now!
This may come as a shock to some, but Sal has recently decided to leave the sport of semi-pro hi-fiving. Yes, she won some epic battles and made quite the name for herself, but sometimes it’s just time to roll on to the next thing. And that is just what she is doing! As of a month from now, she will be studying the sport of Cheese Rolling. You may have not heard of it before, but don’t worry, we”ll get you up to speed on things! This particular sport involves rolling a 9 pound wheel of cheese down a long, steep hill while you try to catch it. Sounds like fun, right? The cheese turns into an edible wheel of death, reaching speeds up to 70 mph. Sal’s goal is to attempt the same thing, but with a 15 pound wheel of Smoked Gruyere! Her first attempt will take place at Ffordd Pen Llech in the historic town of Harlech. We will be holding a contest to see who guesses the correct top speed of the cheese wheel! Keep your eyes out for more information in the near future! Book your appointment now to get all the details of this epic adventure.
This is Denise. You may know her as the famed barber for CSU, her mad braiding skills or for her charming personality. What you may not know is that she was once held the title of Most Amazingest (yes that's now a real word) Big Wheel Rider Ever! She got her start on Lombard Street in San Fransisco. She became so good at riding that tricycle down the worlds curviest road that she began getting requests to train others. She spent several years training people from all over the world the art of maneuvering a plastic childs' trike down steep, curvy roads. During her last race, she narrowly beat the Monkey from Grandma's Boy. If you've seen that movie, then you know the skills that little thing has! That was the moment that she decided to retire and move to Ft Collins. To get caught up on her epic adventures, book your appointment with her now!
Leslie is the newest member of our team! She has been cutting hair for several years and had quite the childhood that somehow lead her to where she is now! She was raised by a Soviet family who was very well known in the competitive hobbyhorse world. Never heard of it? Well, let us fill you in! A hobby horse is a toy consisting of a stick with a model horse head. Riders perform and mimic the movements and technicality of horseback riding in the disciplines of show jumping and dressage, then translate that to their stick horse. Thats right people, stick horses. And those suckers a re a big deal with their competitions that gather 10's of thousands of people! Working with stick horses and having to style their hair is what initially got Leslie interested in becoming a cosmetologist. Her skills stretch far beyond the world of wooden horses and her stories will keep you entertained for hours! To find out more about her hobbyhorse championships, book your next appointment with her now!