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Posted on July 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM by Rachel Horst
Sharon’s Barbershop, a long time Cocoa business, has provided barbering services to the greater Space Coast for more than 20 years. Sharon Solana opened her barbershop in 1998 and she describes it as a traditional barbershop where she provides men’s regular haircuts, beard trims and shaves.
Sharon, a Space Coast resident, has worked the majority of her career at 970 N. Cocoa Blvd., Suite #6. The shop feels as though it is a second home, as it has a warm atmosphere with country music playing and memorabilia adorning the walls. She has a great sense of humor and said, “Many of my signs are funny and represent my light hearted nature.” She pointed out the first two pictures that she hung in the shop and many of the gifts that have been given to her by loyal customers.
With a tender heart, she recalls many of the 1st haircuts that she has provided to her youngest customers. She also mentions that she cuts the hair of four generations for several families. She explained how her customers are her extended family and that college graduates and military soldiers will come back for a cut when they return to the area. When asked about the key to her success she remarks, “Listing to my clients allows me to provide the cut they want. I am a much better listener than a talker.”
Sharon has established a clientele to maintain a successful business working Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The only interruption to that has been the time off during the Coronavirus shutdown. Since reopening her door, customers have eagerly returned to have Sharon fix many wife, daughter, and self-inflicted bad cuts. All of this has been done under many new safety precautions. She wears a mask, has appropriate separation for her waiting area and she has developed her own disposable capes for personal use.
Sharon reflected, “I like being in Cocoa, rent is reasonable and it’s a central location for my customers from Cocoa, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Port St. John.” She is not able to confirm but believes she may very well be the oldest barbershop in Cocoa. Without doubt, Sharon’s Barbershop serves generations of satisfied customers in Cocoa.
To contact Sharon for an appointment, call 321-504-0603 or Sharonsbarversho@bellsouth.com.