Coming Soon: North Point Barber

by Karen Goff January 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm 10 Comments

Fotoimage 1HRThe space at 1436 North Point Village Center will not be vacant for long.

Fotoimage 1HR, Reston’s last remaining photo processing store, will close Jan. 30. A barber shop is slated to open in its place soon.

Permits have been filed by the owners of what will be called North Point Barber. No word yet on whether it will be a traditional barber shop or a high-end one in the style of Joe Grooming and Roosters Men’s Grooming (coming soon) at Reston Town Center.

North Point has several other personal care storefronts, including KLS Salon, Hair Cuttery, Massage Envy and Sahel’s Medical Spa & Beauty Studio.

No opening date has been announced.

  • restonresident

    Good luck to the barber shop but I don’t think it will last a year! Hair Cuttery is practically next door and there is a large barber shop at Home Depot Center

    • TheKingJAK

      More like literally next door. Yes, it’s absurd, and the owners of the shopping center really don’t care much about it. The moment they opened a Subway in the same area as Jerry’s, it became quite evident. They forced the photo store out via rent increase, and it’s a game they’ve been playing a long time now.

      • Ming the Merciless

        If people want to compete, the shopping center should let them compete. The store owners know more about the viability of their business than the owners of the shopping center. The photo store was not forced out by a rent increase but by the change in the photo printing industry (i.e., people can print photos at home or pick them up at WalMart / Walgreens rather than at a dedicated store).

  • LakeNewportLady

    My thoughts exactly…there are already 3 places to get your haircut in one shopping center…

    • Ming the Merciless

      The other ones are for women.

      • restonresident

        Hair Cuttery is very much Unisex

        • Ming the Merciless

          Feh. No self-respecting man would go there if there were a barber shop available.

          • TheKingJAK

            Barber shops are overrated. I used to go to one for a long time, but the staff ran it into the ground when their customer service really took a turn for the worst. The only people fixated on barber shops nowadays are hipsters. This move is dangerous for another entire reason: It may cause two businesses to crash at the same time. We shall see.

  • John Higgins

    Interesting that this business draws the observations it does. There seems to be a belief that one can stack on top each other restaurants, fast food chains, salons, and clothing stores, but if there is one barber this side of Wisconsin, the market is saturated. While we might not show it too often, men also have heads, and from time to time we groom. For many years one had to search to find a shop that specialized in men’s grooming. I am delighted to see a resurgance of this service.

    • TheKingJAK

      It’s not about the overall market, rather it’s about location. There’s an increasing lack of business diversity in some spots, and even Starbucks failed when they attempted to stack locations too close to other coffee shops (Including their own).


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