Pictured above is THE TALENTED CARL-JEFF CREW READY TO SERVE YOU! From left Andrew, Jerry Jr., Jerry Sr., Ray and Larry.
The skillful crew at Carl-Jeff Barber Shop spans decades of talent and experience. A family-owned business that’s been servicing the community for over 60 years, it’s home to Jerry F. Daniels Sr., who, along with his son Jerry Jr. are co-proprietors.
Jerry Sr. is not only founder and senior barber, but the most senior barber in the community – and very. possibly in the entire city. He’s been barbering for 63 years and will celebrate his 88th birthday next Tuesday, August 11. More than likely he will be in the shop doing what he loves , even though he’s working only part time these days.
“I still cut (hair) because it’s therapeutic,” he said. “I love people……I love to share ideas.”
He has plenty of memories to relish.
“I once cut Malcolm X’s hair,” he said proudly. “Malcolm Ernie (founder of the African Cultural Center) bought him to me….but he wasn’t the only celebrity. Every mans hair I cut is a celebrity! ”
Honored as the Challenger’s 2017 Barber of the Year , Jerry had this to say about the noble art of barbering:
“Barbering is more than an occupation…It’s a ministry!”
Happy Birthday Mr. Jerry!
(Carl Jeff is located at 859 Jefferson Avenue at Carlton. For an appointment with Andrew, Jerry Jr., Jerry Sr., Ray or Larry call 886-9563. )