Parting ways: Ojai barber calling it quits after 49 years

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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.

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