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Barbershop of horrors opens in Doylestown


What do you get when you pair a passion for cutting hair with a love for all things scary? The answer: Happily Haunted Barbershop.

The new, spooky-themed hair-cutting destination is open in the former Giordano’s Barbershop at 632 N. Main St., in Doylestown.

Owner and head barber Diehl Mollica, a Bucks County resident, is fulfilling his dream of owning his own barbershop with his added Halloween-style flair.

But Mollica hopes to achieve more than hair cutting. He hopes to keep haircuts to “10% of what we do. The rest is the customer service.”

The customer service aspect is an integral part of his business philosophy. Mollica aims to create an environment where “whoever walks in is a part of the family and everybody knows your name.” Additionally, Mollica looks forward to watching his 3-year-old son grow up in the shop.

Mollica is joined by fellow barber and friend, Luke Pomper, who has been in the industry since he was 14. Pomper echoes the same sentiments as Mollica, who wants the environment to be akin to the “lunch tables in high school,” offering clients a place to take a break from their day and laugh amongst friends.

When asked about the aesthetic of the shop, Pomper wants it to be “an expression” of the art that they are passionate about, especially being fans of all things creepy.

Community is important to the barbers, who respect the long legacy of the previous barbershops and their predecessor, Giordano’s, whose location has been a staple for many within the community for decades. Mollica has retained previous Giordano’s barbers and wants to quell any anxieties about pushing out previous regulars by offering the same senior discount, keeping all the same amenities, and proudly displaying a picture of the rocket statue which stood atop the location for many years before being donated to the Mercer Museum in 2005.

Happily Haunted Barbershop is open for business and has a grand opening celebration planned for October.

The barbers hope to incorporate fall trunk-or-treats, flash tattoos, cigars and social nights in to business model.

More information (but not pictures of haircuts because “that’s what everybody does”) can be found on the shop’s Instagram, @happilyhauntedbarbershop.

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