We had the good fortune of connecting with Teresa Shaheen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Teresa, how do you think about risk?
I’ve never been scared of starting over from scratch. It didn’t matter if it was a career, a relationship or a new address, I am comfortable with the uncomfortable. This isn’t common and it stands out. Don’t be afraid of striking out onto uncharted territory. That is where the gold can be found.

What should our readers know about your business?
Barbershops have always been a community spot but Deluxe Barbers wanted to take that a step farther. We realized that barbershops have been a primarily male dominated spot in that past and we wanted to change that assumption. We service Men, Women and everyone in between. We trim the hairs of our little babies and our elderly here in Longmont. We open our doors to ANYONE needing a hair clean up here in our community. Hair isn’t gendered. If you have hair that needs cut, you are welcome at Deluxe Barbers

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Longmont is an amazing city. We have a dozen breweries, several distilleries and even a cidery! We have an arcade and a movie theatre. We have 9 parades a year that go down our main street. We have a full concert series in the summer to bring the community together. We are a Official Creative District who boasts many murals and large art installations to go check out. Also, you can take a walking tour downtown using an app that takes you along the path of Longmont’s early settlers. Longmont is an amazing place. Lots to enjoy!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been blessed with many mentors throughout my career but am lucky enough to give my mother the most credit. We run the barbershop together and she is a business partner that I can always count on. No one will pull for your success with the same effort as your mother will. I am lucky to have her by my side.

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Image Credits
Robert Santistevan

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