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These Bluffton barbers really love Halloween

Brent Nelsen, co-owner of Barbers of the Lowcountry, cuts Jordan Arriola's hair dressed as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Tuesday morning at their shop in Bluffton.
Brent Nelsen, co-owner of Barbers of the Lowcountry, cuts Jordan Arriola's hair dressed as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Tuesday morning at their shop in Bluffton. dearley@islandpacket.com

For the last five years, Barbers of the Lowcountry in Bluffton has been going above and beyond for Halloween.

Patrons who entered the business this year to get a quick cut or a shave were greeted by a witchy receptionist and received the cut by either Sweeney Todd, Minnie Mouse, the killer from Scream, an Amish woman, or a ghostly pirate named Greybeard.

“I just love Halloween,” co-owner Lou Nelsen, aka Greybeard, said about the tradition. “I usually go and buy some new decorations every year on the day after Halloween.”

This year Nelsen created an original costume for a pirate ghost who was Blackbeard’s twin brother.

He even wrote a back story for his character, which you can find posted on the wall outside of the partitioned area where he cuts hair.

His son, co-owner Brent Nelsen, played into the creepy barber aspect a little more than some of the others.

He dressed up as Sweeney Todd, who is a fictional barber who was notorious for cutting the necks of his patrons with a straight razor.

“I got a little nervous when he was using the straight razor,” joked patron Jordan Arriola after his haircut.

“We just like to make it fun for everyone who comes in,” Lou Nelsen said about the tradition.

So if you want to enjoy a fright while you get your haircut, make sure to schedule an appointment with them for next Halloween.

Delayna Earley: 843-706-8151

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