Almost two years to the day after Haircut 5 in Hollister had its 500,000th haircut, the local shop will celebrate 25 years in business.
Haircut 5 is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Friday. The business opened Jan. 18, 1988. Owner Sal Valentino said he didn’t plan to do anything special – not quite like the Haircut 5 habit of giving away free haircuts for life to every 100,000th customer. Haircut 5 and Valentino did just that in January 2011 after the half-millionth customer walked through the door.
“All I really want to do is say, ‘Hey, I’ve been here 25 years,’” Valentino said.
He said the first day the shop opened, it did 38 haircuts.
“I realized there was a really big need for a shop like this,” he said.