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, Ashley wasn’t always an incredibly talented stylist. In her previous life, she would go to a lovely little village in the Alps called Consonno once a year for an epic 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 Ashley 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 Ashley now!
Tanisha is working with us full time as well as having a part time gig as the bodyguard for Jet Lee. We know what you are thinking “Why does Jett Lee need a bodyguard? In person, he is quite a small fella but don’t let that size fool you. He has ninja moves that could wipe just about anyone out but he only uses those skills while on set. He is a firm believer in only using your talents while getting paid so he keeps bodyguards to protect him during his daily outings. Tanisha was offered the job after posting a video of her hardcore Parkour Specialist skills on YouTube. The video showed her leaping across roofs, doing backflips down 20 flights of stairs, and even tightroping from one skyscraper to another. She really is quite talented! Unfortunately, the video had to be taken down due to the high profile job with Mr. Lee. But take our word for it, she is a super badass! If you’d like to hear more about her insane skills, book your next appointment with her now!
Cale comes to us from the town of Colorado Springs. While he is fully licensed as a barber, he has many hobbies that have nothing to do with his blossoming career. When he was a young fella, he always foundling great joy in playing with boomerangs. However, many neighborhood kids were getting a bit tired of taking the boomerang to the head. So, as you could guess, he had to find himself a new hobby. Cale always loved watching Sumo wrestling. so what's better than exploring the world of Sumo Suit Athletics?! Athletes competing in the Sumo Suit Athletics World Championships compete in standard athletic challenges, including a 100 meter sprint, the long jump, the high jump, shot put and a 400 meter endurance race –all while wearing a sumo suit. Cale had finally found his true calling in the faux sumo world! to hear more about his adventures and his trials and tribulations through his hobbies, book your next appointment with him now!
Krysta originally hails from Alaska where she lived prior to being in Portland and eventually landing here in Ft Collins. Prior to becoming a kick-ass barber, she trained and competed in the sport of Zorbing. If you’ve never heard of it, now you have! The idea is that you strap yourself into a giant hamster-style ball and roll down hills. The person that makes it down the hill first and still in the ball wins! Now, it doesn’t seem like a dangerous sport until the door opens mid-way down the hill and people start flying out of their balls. That’s what happens when you’re in a rush and forget to check all the locks on the door. Safety first people! To hear more about her skills, book your next appointment with her now!
Gilles is originally from France and has been living in Houston the last several years. He has recently moved to Ft Collins and joined our shop family! In his spare time, Gilles likes to ride motorcycles like a madman trying to outrun the devil. It’s his goal to eventually race in The Enduropale Le Touquet which is the largest beach bike race in the world. To hear more about this absolutely insane race, book your next appointment with Gilles now!