James Moore Sr. started the barbershop in 1960 with the intention of servicing the whole community irrespective of race, or sexual orientation. Mr. Moore was born in Turkey, North Carolina in 1933. Raised in a small town instilled in him authentic down home character traits that would serve him well for a lifetime. Honesty, humbleness and a true enjoyment of being around people was the cornerstone of his barbershop right from the beginning. His wisdom and broad smile were his calling cards that he gave away freely and attracted many from the community.