514 SOUTH 5TH ST LOUISVILLE KY 40202

About Beards and Beers

Experience a haircut the way it should be; in a space created specifically for you to relax and socialize while our professionally licensed team provides you with a precision cut, an indulgent straight razor shave, and one of our craft beers. Beards and Beers is an old school barbershop steeped in tradition, but modernized for today’s man.

Ensuring that clients receive quality haircuts and exceptional customer service is a priority for the barbers at the shop. In addition to keeping their products local to support Louisville’s economy, the team at Beards and Beers has partnered with local craft breweries to provide you with a unique and redefined barbershop experience.

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The Team

Melissa Gray

Master Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Master Barber-Stylist Melissa Gray has specialzied in men's grooming as a Master Barber for 12 years and is known for her passion in providing precision haircuts and an amazing grooming experience. A 3rd generation Master Barber, Melissa is an alum of the Tri-City Barber College where she studied under Steve Kennedy and Probus. After graduating, she completed her apprenticeship under her father, Willie Gray, Jr. It was the afternoons spent in her father's barber shop, "The Razor's Edge," that inspired Melissa to pick up the shears and razor.

Melissa's focus to detail leaves her clients satisfied. Whether it's a trendy men's haircut, a relaxing tonic scalp massage, a traditional straight razor shave, or the newest men's hair style, she creates an amazing barbering experience for any client in her chair." Although my professiona focus has always been men's cuts, "I'm well versed in women's hair as well."

With the opening of Beards and Beers, Melissa is excited to provide masterful service in an environment focused on professionalism and integrity.

 

Lindsay Doogs

Master Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Lindsay Doogs is a 3rd generation Master Barber-Stylist. Hailing from just down I-65 in Elizabethtown, Lindsay knew from a young age she was destined to follow in the steps of her father. "From the time I was just a littel girl, I was visiting my father's barber shop. I was always amazed as I watched him and his fellow barbers work. The comfortable atmosphere was always welcoming; that's something I strive to enure my clients feel."

After graduating from Tri-City Barber College and studying under Roy Jay White, Lindsay has worked in the profession for 12 years and is striving to master the craft. Her love for providing top notch cuts and styling as well as exceptional straight razor shaves is well known among her clients.

Lindsay is excited to be able to share her passion for a great experience and hair cut with the city she now calls home. "I enjoyed coming to the city with my family as a child to eat, shop, or see a performance at Actors Theater." Now that I've lived in Louisville for four years, I've fallen in love with the city, and I'm proud to be part of the community."

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Mike Hack

Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Mike Hack bought his first set of clippers at 16 so he could cut his own hair, but it wasn’t long before friends were asking for cuts as well. The son of a pipefitter, Mike never considered cutting hair as a career until a couple friends encouraged him to look into it. After a lot of thought he decided to enroll at Roy's of Louisville Cosmetology School.

As of this year Mike has been cutting both men’s and women’s hair for 16 years. Initially color was his passion, but as he continued to gain experience Mike began to enjoy short women’s and men’s cuts. That’s when he became fascinated with barbering and the culture. “I also wanted to learn a classic barber skill – the straight razor shave,” he recalls.

Upon graduating TriCity Barber College in 2016, where he studied under Steve Kennedy, Mike joined the Beards and Beers team. Inspired by a quote he once read, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master,” Mike has made it his mission to do everything he can to continue to grow as a barber and provide the best service he can to his clients.

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Catherine Gray

Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Fourth generation barber Catherine Gray is an alum of the Tri-City Barber College where she studied under Steve Kennedy just as her mother before her. After graduating in 2016, she joined the team at Beards and Beers.

Catherine's love for her grandfather's barbershop, "The Razor's Edge," the atmosphere, and the craft lead her to pursue a career as a barber. "My papaw Billy gave me my first hair-cut at his shop," she recalled. "We'd always go up to the barbershop to see him, and I remember eating peanuts and drinking coke while I watched him cut hair."

"I love getting to meet all the different people and doing hair is fun and exciting," she notes. "It's in my blood," Catherine said of joining her great grandfather, grandfather, mother, and aunt behind the barber's chair.

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Nicky Carter

Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Nicky Carter is a barber who specializes in men’s grooming, including straight razor shaves, and short cuts for women. Nicky graduated from Tri-City Barber College, under the direction of Steve Kennedy, and completed her probationary period under the tutelage of Roy Jay White.

While barbering is her second career, it is, in many, ways related to her previous work as a licensed clinical social worker. She worked in this capacity in healthcare administration for over 20 years.

Nicky is committed to honing her craft as a barber. She is inspired and nourished by the daily opportunities barbering offers her to help others take care of themselves.

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Shawn Arny

Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Shawn Arny gave his first haircut to his best friend when he was only 15 years old. It didn’t turn out quite how he imagined but this event would prove to foreshadow his future career of becoming a barber. A little encouragement was necessary though. After talking with a few friends he decided to pursue his vision and enroll at Tri-City Barber College.

“Barbering was a path I had often thought about, but kept putting off.” Studying under the direction of Steve Kennedy gave him the knowledge and confidence to achieve his goal. Shawn’s attention to detail and precision shear work makes him a welcome addition to Beards & Beers.

He considers himself a true tonsorial artist, merging the old school traditions of the past and learning new techniques to stay up to date with current trends. “One of the things I love about barbering is that I get to help people feel good about themselves. Getting a haircut is instant gratification, for both the client and myself."

 

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Sean Marie

Barber
Specializes in men's grooming

Master barber and master cosmetologist Sean Marie is a Louisville native, born and raised, who specializes in men's grooming.

“Cutting is my passion, along with building strong relationships with my clients. I apprenticed under Ronnie Caldwell a barber of 53 years, who intrigued me with the traditions of Barbers,” she said. “It's the atmosphere that I fell in love with, the service, the smiles, and personalities.”  She is a graduate of the Paul Mitchell School of Louisville and Tri-City Barber College.

Her passion in hair stems from her creative and artistic nature. “Every day as a barber is just as unique as each client that sits down in a chair,” she said. “I firmly believe that you can learn from each and every individual you encounter in life.”

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