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Our History

Colonial Barbers was established sometime in the 1920’s by Natale Giarmo.  Natale started his career as a barber in the Balmoral Building in Shawsheen Village.  In the late 1920’s he broke off on his own and opened Shawsheen Barbers in the Aberdeen Building.  He owned the shop until 1964.  Sam Reitano purchased the shop from Natale in 1964 and moved the location of the shop to the Colonial Plaza across from Whole Foods, changing the name to Colonial Barbers.  Sam sold the shop in 2006 to Paul Medolo and that’s when Paul moved the shop to its current location.  Dennis Lahaye purchased the shop from Paul in 2017 and is very proud to be only the 4th owner in the shops long history.

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The Original Balmoral Building in Andover.

Colonial Barbers History Product

Dennis Lahaye had been a barber in the area for years, a familiar face in Andover and North Andover.  When he had to opportunity to buy Colonial Barbers, he knew it was the perfect way to be a permanent part of the community.

In 2020, during the pandemic, Dennis took the opportunity to completely renovate and redesign the shop.  New stations, fresh paint, new pictures and high-definition TVs have created a clean, safe and comfortable shop for clients of all ages.


Colonial Barbers of Andover is now the perfect bridge from the traditions and history of the past to the styles and service of today.  Make an appointment today to see Andover's best barber shop for yourself!

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