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BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. – For Laurel Palmer-Thompson and many other Borden-Carleton residents, this summer just won’t be the same.
Wilmot native Mark Peyton will be opening Sailor Bup’s this summer in the Cornwallis Inn, Kentville. If you are looking haircuts, beard trims, hot towel shaves, social camaraderie and bad advice, this is the place to go.
KENTVILLE, NS - “I’m a barber. Short, tight, good looking haircuts, beard trims, hot towel shaves, social camaraderie and bad advice is what I do,” says Mark Peyton.
Wilmot native Mark Peyton is bringing his business, Sailor
“Barbershops are good for your health,” says Peyton. “You look good, you feel good, you are around like-minded people, so good conversation is bound to happen.”
It’s never just a haircut or
Children are treated no differently at Sailor Bup’s. Kids are young gentlemen in the making so they should be able to get a haircut and be treated like one, says Peyton, who makes parents sit down while their child is in the chair.
Peyton tells the story of a seven-year-old client in Halifax who comes in once a month and has had a new girlfriend every month since they first met.
“He likes to talk about it but doesn’t like talking about it around his parents,” says Peyton.
This illustrates how Sailor
Peyton said it was mind blowing to set up shop in Kentville. Original contact was made through community volunteer Tanya Owen, who created a Facebook page and other ads to encourage business in Kentville. Owen suggested some commercial units that were available and helped guide him through
“I got a little inside view of what that place is going to be like and I
The final step was the planning and permission through the Town of Kentville.
“The Town of Kentville is extremely pleased that Sailor
“We will be doing giveaways for a bunch of stuff, we are going to involve as many local businesses as we possibly can and make it a ton of fun,” says Peyton.
“We are not a chain, we are not a franchise and we are not a chop shop. We are a community barber.”