h2

Articles

Parting ways: Ojai barber calling it quits after 49 years

122216 ab montgomery butler
Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Duane Montgomery cuts Russ Sperry's hair in the foreground. “I wouldn't drive all this way for a second-rate hair cut!” said Sperry, who drove from Ventura. Brenton Butler works in the background.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Duane Montgomery will cut Sam Briglio's hair at 4 p.m. Dec. 22. It will be the final haircut of Montgomery's 49-year career.
“I had several guys wanting that last appointment,” said Montgomery. “I think my father used to cut (Briglio's) hair. He has two boys, I cut their hair. Now they're grown and married.”
Montgomery began cutting hair at the 312 N. Signal St. location alongside his parents when he was 19. 
“My father was a barber and my mother was a hairdresser. They built the building,” said Montgomery.

Register to read more...

Advertise on our site

Overview
Packages
Register