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in the power of second chances.


We are our people.

We believe in the transformative power of second chances and the untapped potential within every individual. Our mission is to redefine the narrative surrounding the journey to personal growth by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated individuals and other returning community members to flourish and showcase their talents. Through the artistry of barbering, we aim to cultivate not just exceptional grooming experiences, but also pathways to renewed self-esteem, skill development, and community integration. At the heart of our commitment lies the belief that every haircut is a step toward a brighter future, fostering resilience, dignity, and lasting change. Join us on this inspiring journey of transformation, where each trim tells a story of redemption, empowerment, and the unwavering pursuit of personal excellence.



Shop Manager

I'm a Colorado native and a proud mom of three, with three grandkids and two fur babies to keep my days lively. Life has taken me through twists and turns, but it's the journey that defines us, right?




From a challenging past to finding purpose in prison through cosmetology, I've turned my life around, channeling my passion for barbering into a positive force for both my clients and community.




With over four years of artistry, I bring not just expertise but a heartwarming journey of resilience and connection to the barber's chair. Barbering, to me, is more than just a profession; it's a passion deeply rooted in making people feel good about themselves.

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I'm a Chicago native who's been proudly calling Colorado home since '98. Life's been quite the journey, and I'm excited to share my story with you.  Barbering is more than just a job; it's a passion that has become a vital part of who I am.

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Skilled Apprentice

James' journey into barbering began within the confines of incarceration, where he found solace and purpose in shaping more than just hair. Serving as the head barber at two facilities, he discovered the profound impact of his craft, not only on his clients' appearances but on their spirits as well.



Skilled Apprentice

In prison, a space that is often overlooked for its potential for personal growth, I found solace and purpose in the rhythmic motions of cutting hair and the camaraderie that comes with the shared experience of a haircut.

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Not just a job, but a family.

Consider this an invitation to be part of a family that nurtures talent, cultivates growth, and champions the journey to redemption. Explore a career where every haircut tells a story, where expertise is forged in resilience, and where our barbers don't just shape hair but also craft brighter futures. Embrace the opportunity to be a part of a community that's more than just a workplace; it's a home that fosters second chances and celebrates the beauty of reinvention. Discover your potential, join our team, and let your skills shine in an environment that believes in the extraordinary possibilities within each individual.

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council isn't just a group of experts; they are the architects of authenticity and champions of respect. Comprising individuals with lived experience, our council brings unique perspectives that resonate with the journeys of our team members. As the guiding voice behind our business decisions, they ensure that every aspect of our barbershop reflects the genuine stories and diverse backgrounds of those who have overcome challenges. This dedicated council is committed to creating an inclusive space where respect, understanding, and lived experiences are not just valued but embedded into the fabric of our business.


The Other Side Academy
Academy of Cosmetology Arts
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