Local barbershop chain Clippers adding new spots in Chesterfield and Henrico

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Maurice Carpenter plans to expand his Clippers barbershop chain with new locations in western Chesterfield and Henrico. (Jack Jacobs photos)

A local barbershop chain is in expansion mode.

Clippers Barbershop, which already has three locations in the region, is planning two new spots at opposite ends of town.

One will be at the under-construction The Lake mixed-use project in western Chesterfield, while the other will open at a commercial outparcel at the Springdale Park development near the Richmond Raceway in Henrico.

They’ll add to the three existing Clippers locations at 1321 Hull St. and 14 E. Broad St. in Richmond, and 4311 Old Hundred Road in Chester.

Clippers owner Maurice Carpenter said he’s aiming to open at The Lake after Christmas in a yet-to-be-built 1,000-square-foot space at the massive mixed-use development that’s in the early stages of construction. The Lake is expected to include a surf pool and a recreational lake feature alongside commercial and residential development, and Carpenter wants to make sure his shop is part of the draw.

“I want to make that one special,” Carpenter said, adding that he expects to spend about $100,000 to build out and equip the shop. “In my mind, it’s like having a shop in Disney.”

Before The Lake outpost opens, Clippers intends to be up and running by August in the Springdale Park location in Henrico, in a retail strip at 4091 Concord Creek Place.

The barbershop has leased a roughly 900-square-foot space in a new commercial building that fronts Mechanicsville Turnpike. Clippers will be in suite C and share the same building as a Dunkin’ coffee shop and Wingstop restaurant. Springdale Park is the site of the former Henrico Plaza shopping center that’s been redeveloped into a sizable mixed-used neighborhood by Spy Rock Real Estate and Crescent Development.

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Clippers is planning to open a Henrico location in a commercial strip that’s wrapping up construction at the Springdale Park development.

Carpenter anticipates it will cost $60,000 to build out and equip the Springdale space.

Carpenter said he takes care to develop a colorful and sleek decor for each Clippers location. He said he expects The Lake outpost to have a unique design, while the Henrico spot will combine elements of the company’s existing spots.

“Each location is very modern and happy,” he said.

Carpenter plans to hire 10 to 12 barbers for The Lake outpost and 10 barbers for the Henrico location.

With his portfolio of barbershops growing, Carpenter, who also is a music producer and real estate investor, said he intends to eventually start franchising the Clippers concept.


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Michael Morgan-Dodson
Michael Morgan-Dodson
23 hours ago

Kudos on the expansion of the local store but the Lakes retail is a barbershop; yeah the high-end, tourist centric national attraction seems to be finally coming along nicely. Clippers store at the Lake is like having the shop at “Disney” the Lake is like Disney….oh my!

Last edited 23 hours ago by Michael Morgan-Dodson
George MacGuffin
George MacGuffin
4 hours ago

Well, a southside locale that can make a (proper) low skin fade that can compete with the exorbitantly expensive hipster chain on the northside seems like a great idea. Also, with all the HS and club teams who practice and play at River City, perhaps he can set-up a mobile chair before tournaments 😉

Last edited 4 hours ago by George MacGuffin
David Adler
David Adler
1 minute ago

My old white bald head won’t be going there but it sure looks like fun for those that do!