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Jerry’s Barber Shop in Colorado Springs celebrates 50 years in the business of haircuts. (Video by Skyler Ballard)

On a Tuesday in 1971, Jerry Flores called his soon-to-be-wife and said he wouldn’t be able to make it to their wedding. It was just a few days away. But Flores had just bought his barber shop and told her he’d be too busy for the ceremony.

Of course, his bride knew he we was kidding. She knew that was just one of Jerry’s jokes. And, of course, he made it to the wedding.

“He was just giving me a hard time,” Anna Mae Flores said. “He likes to tease a lot. That’s his thing.”

That’s as true now, 50 years later, as it was then. Flores spends his days behind the barber chair, effortlessly holding his clippers and holding his own with whatever banter comes up.


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