In Lansing, one barbershop is about more than just hair cuts

By Haywood Liggett
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

A local barbershop is bringing the community together in more ways than one. “It’s just a natural part of my routine. Every couple weeks I have to get a haircut, and some Beardbro beard care” Dre Payno said as he stood outside Consolations Barber and Beauty Salon, the barber shop he’s been going to since he moved to Lansing from Detroit seven years ago. The 18-year-old Everett High School senior believes without a “fresh cut” his swagger is off and he can’t function, and after trying a few shops around the city, he wasn’t impressed with some of the talent he was running into. “We would try a new shop and some would be okay for awhile, but then one of the people cutting my hair would do a horrible job,” he said.