Are you tired of getting cheap, quick haircuts where the stylist doesn’t even know your name?
“I always compare us to the barbershop in the Andy Griffith show, where the clients and stylists all know each other and talk during haircuts,” says owner Terre Gruetze. “People come here for the full barbershop experience, not just a quick haircut.”
Original owner Maurice Bock started his career cutting hair 48 years ago. After owning other locations around Kansas City with his brothers, Gerry and James, Maurice opened Bock’s Hairstyling at Corporate Woods in 1983. In fact, the shop is an original tenant in the office park!
Gruetze took over ownership from Bock four years ago, and has seen first-hand the growth around the office park since she started at the shop in the mid 80’s.
“When we opened here 33 years ago, we knew this area would grow. We used to be out on the edge of town, and now we are in the center of Overland Park. It is a great location for us,” says Gruetze.
After being in business for so long, Bock’s Hairstyling has become a family tradition for many. Original clients who once brought their sons and daughters to the shop are now bringing their grandchildren in for a haircut.
“Our goal is to take care of our clients and serve the next generation who will be coming here,” says Gruetze. “We talk and joke with them, listen to their stories, and sometimes, we are just there for them.”
If you come in during a sporting event, be prepared for a fun environment where everyone is involved in the game.
“When games are on the TV or radio, this is an exciting place to be. Everyone is talking back and forth and cheering at the same time. It feels like you are watching the game at home with your friends and family,” says Gruetze.
Gruetze says she’s stayed in Corporate Woods because of great property management and a knowledgable operations crew.
“The operations guys on the property do a great job. We recently had a leaky sink and weren’t sure what was wrong but they were very reassuring and eventually got it fixed. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me!”
The shop is conveniently located for anyone working or living in the area in need of a haircut.
“We welcome anyone to stop by during lunch or a break in their day to get a haircut,” says Gruetze. “People tell us they used to drive far away to ‘chain’ shops, but once they discovered we are here, they love coming back for the experience we provide.”
Bock’s Hairstyling is located in the Shops at Corporate Woods at 9946 College Blvd. in Overland Park, KS. The shop is opened 8:30 AM – 5 PM Tuesday-Friday, and Saturday 8:30 AM – 2 PM. Extended hours are available by appointment only.
Call (913) 451-1813 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome!