Tradition lives on at Arlington’s barber shop on the Square

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: August 22, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Shelly's Barber Shop on the Square owner Shelly Pilkington cuts customer Mike Wiseman&rsquo;s hair on Wednesday, Aug. 18, in Arlington.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Pilkington bought the business at 6245 Chester Street two years ago from former owner and operator George Oliver.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelly's Barber Shop on the Square owner Shelly Pilkington cuts customer Mike Wiseman’s hair on Wednesday, Aug. 18, in Arlington. Pilkington bought the business at 6245 Chester Street two years ago from former owner and operator George Oliver. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelly Pilkington is the owner of a barber shop in Arlington’s Depot Square, maintaining an old-school approach to cutting hair, trimming beards and shaving chins.

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Michael Waddell

Michael Waddell is a native Memphian with more than 20 years of professional writing and editorial experience, working most recently with The Daily News and High Ground News.


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