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Raising self esteem, one haircut at a time


Clarendon County is a great county to live and build your American dream. There are great citizens of every creed, gender and walk of life. There are large corporations like Walmart that invest in the people of this community. There are those small business owners who go about providing a service that is part of the fabric of our society. They go about their business quietly while encouraging opportunities for greatness and success in our most precious resources. The children of Clarendon County. One such pillar in the town of Summerton is Mr. Ronald Baskin.  Baskin is an exceptionally talented man in the art of hair styling and cutting. The Dekalb County Georgia native believes in uplifting his community. 

Baskin has been cutting hair for 22 years and for just under 10 years in Clarendon County. A family man, Ron and his wife are raising 4 children. They attend Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church. When asked what he likes most about living in Clarendon County? Mr. Baskin stated, “I like the fact that it is a rural area and peaceful.” When asked what he enjoys most about his life as an entrepreneur and small business owner he responded, “I enjoy making people feel good about themselves.” 

Ron observes all CDC social distancing guidelines as you must wear a mask in the barbershop. Contrary to the Hollywood depiction of a barbershop in the movies. Profanity is strictly prohibited in his establishment. The conversation from Ron to his student clientele is about schoolwork, athletic involvement, self-improvement, goal setting and pursuing their dreams.

Baskin believes in empowering the student body of Clarendon School District 1 located in Summerton. During this pandemic, the Scott’s Branch Middle High School, Dr. Rose H. Wilder Elementary and Summerton Early Childhood Center students who receive all A’s (Principal’s Honor Roll) can acquire a haircut with a modest price reduction. 

The Barbershop is conveniently located at 33 Railroad Avenue, in beautiful Summerton, SC 29148.  Call ahead at (404)387-9907 as haircuts are completed by appointment only.


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