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!
Just when you thought our crew couldn’t be more interesting, we have Pat’s story! From a very young age he dreamed of doing great things with his life and doing something that he would be remembered for. He decided at the age of 12 that he was going to move to Yugoslavia and start training bears. His goal was to become the worlds most renowned unicycle riding, Hamms beer can juggling, bear trainer. Thats right people, he wanted to train bears of all colors and sizes to ride a unicycle while juggling Hamms beer cans! The move over to Yugoslavia proved to be a tough, cold and long one as he decided to make the trek by boat and then foot. He found himself at a quaint farm in the country side one day where the owners, unbeknownst to him, were breeding gold standard bears. That was the moment that he knew he was destined for his dream job! He worked tirelessly day and night until he was finally able to make his debut! His opening night, he dressed the bears up in little tuxedos and top hats and sent them out into the spiegeltent to show the world what the 8th wonder of the world really is. The show was such a success that the bears all over the world were asking to work with Pat. But alas, not all dreams last forever. PETA decided that he could no longer work with the bears and he had to leave Yugoslavia due to the backlash. That is when he decided to come to Colorado and work with us. To hear more about his history of unicycle riding, beer can juggling, bear training, book your appointment 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.