As a trained barber and a qualified lawyer, Mr. Howard heard about a California lawyer who combined a coffee shop with a law office and was inspired to indulge his entrepreneurial spirit by opening “Legal Cuts” this May.
Howard also has an office in Hartford, Connecticut but theorized that the market in Hartford for lawyers and barbershops was already saturated so now his main base of operation is on Main Street, near the courthouse in New Britain.
He specializes in laser cuts and personal injury and criminal law and has some great specials. Every Tuesday between 10 am and 2 pm he offers hair cuts for $5.00. He also provides a white shirt and tie for men, along with the haircut, for clients that are appearing in court.
His usual fees run from $7.00 to $25.00….for a haircut. For lawyering, he charges a flat fee, no hourly rates for this business tycoon.
You certainly can’t argue when he says that his barbershop is less intimidating than a regular law office and that men like to “shoot the breeze” when they get a haircut. He says “People feel safer in a barbershop; it’s easier for them to talk about problems.”
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang