Are you tired of looking like you’ve got bedhead all day? Does your beard or mustache need a shape up and trim? If you’re itching for a brand new look, I’ve found the best place in Round Rock to update your ‘do: Fades Barbershop! On this episode of The Perfect Balance, I’ll introduce you to owner Tina Ward to learn all about the fun and funky services they offer in a unique setting. Regardless of the style you’re looking for—from wild to mild—this is definitely not your grandpa’s barbershop!
As a veteran of the industry, Tina has developed a storehouse of knowledge and technique over her decades of working with hair. It was her desire to create a business around community that led her to open Fades Barbershop, and she’s never looked back! She returned to school to acquire skills that would further help her develop a strong team, passing on her knowledge to the next generation and creating a happy, healthy environment for both her staff and clients. As Round Rock’s first uniquely designed concept barbershop, customers of all backgrounds, cultures and gender are welcomed in to have some fun while getting styled by educated barbers and hairstylists.
Fades Barbershop offers a variety of services, with the most popular being its namesake: a faded haircut. Don’t let the ‘barbershop’ label fool you, though; from blowouts and full-face shaves to color and curls, their team can make your dreams into a reality. While most salons may charge women a regardless of hair length, clients at Fades are charged by a flat fee—and pricing for the basics won’t break the bank. A full spectrum of hair color is offered, from natural hues to wild, bright shades, that will far exceed anything you could achieve at home from a box.
While walk-ins are always taken, Tina suggests booking an appointment during busy times (typically Thursday through Sunday) to make sure you won’t have too long of a wait for an open stylist. By calling ahead or using their online booking service, you’ll ensure your spot with one of Tina’s talented team and have a fresh look before you know it. If you find yourself waiting to be seen, don’t worry: clients can enjoy a free ice-cold Lone Star beer and retro arcade games before their cut, or join in on barbershop games while they get styled to win a prize!
While practicing her craft is rewarding, Tina’s favorite part of owning her business is the people. Having grown up in Round Rock, reconnecting with locals she sometimes hasn’t seen in decades has been a true joy. Along with teaching her team how to be as efficient and knowledgeable as possible when cutting and coloring hair, the communal spirit that Fades Barbershop has fostered has truly benefited the community. Giving back where and when they can makes Tina feel fulfilled and happy in the new culture she’s created.
Make sure to book your appointment today by visiting their website, and check out the map below if you want to head down for a walk-in cut. If you’d like your business featured on a future episode of the Perfect Balance, be sure to drop me a line or leave a note in the comments!