Looking for a fresh new look? Then sit back, relax and enjoy the professionals of the West End Barber Co. right in the West End of Downtown Greenville. Since opening in 2016, owner Tricia Youngblood has rounded up some of the finest hair stylists in the Upstate and recently we got the chance to chat it up with two of them. Now let’s go meet Kelsi Rampey and Trisha “Tess” Plemmons of West End Barber Co.
360: How did you both end up at West End Barber Co.?
Kelsi: FATE! Seriously, let’s just say I was at the right place at the right time.
360: Tell us a little bit about your background — how did you get into hair?
Tess: I have been licensed for nearly 11 years. But 10 out of those 11 years have been focused on men’s cuts alone. It was always what I enjoyed most… the tight skin fades and detailing my work is just like painting on an empty canvas. It’s a work of art and I thoroughly enjoy each cut that I do.
360: What do you love most your job?
360: Can you describe how West End Barber is different from other barber shops?
Kelsi: Walk into the shop anytime of the day and you will realize we are so relaxed! Everyone is welcoming, all walks of life come through our shop doors and that my friend is what sets us apart from rest!
Tess: The fact that each of us are able to express who we are as an individual. Whether it’s wearing what we want to wear or saying what we want to say, but always maintaining a professional and super fun atmosphere… and the overwhelming selection of crafts beers is a big plus I must add!
360: When you’re not cutting hair, what do you love to do?
Tess: I have a baby boy at home that I love spending the majority of my free time with! I also love short weekend get away trips and exploring areas nearby such as Asheville, Charlotte, Charleston and the mountains etc.
360: Thank you, ladies! Keep up the great work. We’ll see you for our next haircut very soon.
You can follow Kelsi and Tess yourself via their Instagram handles at @kelsirampey and @west.end.tess_barbering. Also, stay up-to-date with West End Barber Co. happenings via their Facebook and Instagram. Book your own appointment here or by calling (864) 603-1818!