After working in the corporate world for many years, one Easton resident is banking on his love barbering to carry him in his new role as the owner of The Keystone Barbershop.
Nathan Storck is planning to open his new business in mid-March in downtown Easton.
Situated in the former Easton House of Jerky at 13 S. Second St., the opening of The Keystone Barbershop represents the fulfillment of a dream for Storck, age 41.
He grew up in the Lehigh Valley but moved to Lancaster in 1999. Storck worked at a popular barbershop therer, The Black Comb, which had eight employees. He recalled being booked with clients up to three weeks in advance. He’s hoping to replicate that success in Easton. Storck and his wife recently moved back to the valley and now live in Easton.
He wants to create a more modern, quieter atmosphere in his new shop, noting that the techniques have not changed much from the barbershops of the 1920s and 30s. He looks to provide tailored haircuts for $25 along with hot and wet shave services.
Storck will be the sole employee, but if business dictates, he plans to hire more employees.
Though he’s only halfway through reconstructing the interior of the space, he’s hoping to have it ready to open next month.
Previously, he worked as an illustrator for two major publishing companies doing a lot of work for medical textbooks, but found his true calling after going to barber school. Having been a barber since 2014, Storck is hoping to share his love of the profession with the community.
“It’s old school, it’s an honest living,” Storck said. “I just like taking care of people in the community. I just like what I do, it’s very rewarding.”