Meet The Owner – Neal’s Barber Shop

November 25, 2023

Downtown Everett, Everett Economy

Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett, Washington forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Neal's Barber Shop

Next May, Neal McEntire will mark 29 years at his Barber Shop in downtown Everett, Washington.

Neal's Barber Shop

Neal’s Barber Shop is at 2942 Colby. No appointments, walk-ins welcomed Tuesday – Saturday.

For twenty-eight-and-a-half years Neal McEntire has had a front row view of the happenings in downtown Everett, Washington from his shop at 2942 Colby Avenue.

“Even though Everett is the largest city in Snohomish County it still has a small town feel,” Neal told me.

He began cutting hair back when he was a volunteer firefighter in Stanwood, Washington and a friend of his on the department was a barber and encouraged him to give it a try.

He worked as a barber in Lake City before opening up his own shop in downtown Everett.

“It’s always been a one-chair shop,” he told me when we talked this week. “Walk-ins only, no appointments.”

Over his years in downtown Everett he’s cut the hair of two and three generations of customers.

“The best thing about this job is the people I get to connect with on a regular basis,” Neal explained. “It’s like becoming a part of their family.”

The shop is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Haircuts cost $13.00 but that will go up to $15.00 after the first of the year.

Editor’s Note: I first met Neal when he shaved my head after I lost an Apple Cup bet with former Sheriff Rick Bart back in 2005. He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. As a small business owner he’s part of the fabric of Everett, Washington and I’d like to encourage you to visit his shop and other small businesses throughout Everett on this small business Saturday. To find more stories about business owners in Everett, go to the Search Box on the top right hand corner of this webpage and type in “Meet the Owner”. – LD


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