Don and Joe met while working together in the Shoppingtown Mall Barber Shop. In April of 1964, they opened their own 2 man barbershop, Styling Shop. It's hard to read the prices in this picture but Men's Haircuts were $1.50, Flat Tops were $1.75 and Children were $1.
Years later, they were up to $8 a haircut and 4 Barbers. We still have the same phone number.
The building that Joe & Don's Styling Shop called home for 50 years, on Pickwick Road.
Don once joked that Joe "was the smarter of the two" of them. Joe retired at the age of 60, spending more and more time in Florida where he would cut hair once a week and play golf the rest of the week. Don continued running the business, with Bob becoming his partner, for another 15 years before he retired at the age of 75.
Early on, when wood paneling and "Bowl" cuts were in style.
Shortly after Joe retired, and Bob became partners with Don.
The article attached to this picture, printed in The Post Standard, was published Sunday, August 8th, 2004.
It reads as follows:
DON ARGENTINE, of Canastota, owner of the Styling Shop in DeWitt, and customer John Finocchiaro, of Sylvan Beach, have slightly differing views on reinstating the draft. Argentine is for it; Finocchiaro says his support would depend on whether America is drawn into a war.
March 2015 ~ We started renovations and officially reopened the shop on 3/31/15
2016 ~ Bob and Nicole ~ Co-Owners of DeWitt Styling Shop
2019 ~ Bob retires after 40 years of barbering, leaving the shop to Nicole