About Us

Old school barbering with a modern twist
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Our Story

After we left our two-year stint of operating an award-winning barbershop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we came back home to Lehigh Valley with the vision of providing top-quality service for each member of the family.

Despite being opened only in 2017, our small grassroots shop has already received the recognition of being the “Best Barber” in the Morning Call’s “Readers Choice 2020”.

We will continue to strive for excellence in every service that we provide. This is also our way of paying homage to the men and women who worked at Bethlehem Steel and made the city into what it is today. The name Steel City Beards & Shears stems from our desire to honor them for their sacrifices.

Our Mission

The mission of Steel City Beards & Shears is to bring back the environment of an old-school barbershop, but with a modern twist. We want whole families to treat our place as their one-stop-shop for all their hair care and grooming needs.
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Our Tea​m

We want to make sure that our clients get only the best service possible. Our team members are all professionals with years of training and experience. (Find employee monthly schedule below)
Kristin
Owner
Kristin, co-proprietor, has 25 years of experience when it comes to cutting and styling hair, and is both a licensed New Jersey barber since 1999, and a licensed Pennsylvania cosmetologist. Kristin has worked in barbershops (providing services to men, women and children) in both Trenton and Princeton, NJ, for many years. In addition, Kristin also worked on wigs for cancer patients, travelled to sick patients’ homes & hospital bedsides to provide haircuts, and has visited a children’s hospital to offer haircuts for ill children. Kristin truly has done it all and we want to give back and provide to our community.
Allison
Stylist
Hi I’m Allison. I was born and raised in Central NJ. I went to Metro Beauty Academy in 2010. Over the years I have grown a deeper love for hair with every client. When someone comes to me for trim or a transformation, I truly enjoy making people look their best! I love the beauty industry and everything it involves! In my free time, I spend it with my son Jameson hiking, biking, swimming, and exploring the outdoors.
Hailey
Barber
I was born and raised in Easton, PA. I went to Lehigh Valley Barber School to learn my craft. I have 5 years of experience in Barbering. I certainly love impressing people with my fades and hot towel shaves, being a female on a predominantly male field! I just love how barbering allows you to constantly keep learning new things from so many people, and I truly love to meet new people. When I’m not working I enjoy working out, spending time with my daughter and dog, cooking, and doing some house projects.
Alex
Sty​list
I am PA born and raised. I have been in this industry for 4 years, I attended Metro Beauty Academy in 2017. While going for my Cosmetology license I found to really enjoy cutting men’s hair along with specializing in women’s coloring. I take great pride in many techniques, including color correction, highlights and balayage. I’m always up for a challenge with any color or cut and love to think outside the box! When I’m not at work I enjoy camping and attending concerts. I have a fondness for tattoos and my favorite animal is a Tiger!
Destiny
Sty​list
Hello! My name is Destiny I am 25 years old Bethlehem Pa born and raised! I have been in this industry since 2013, I graduated from Empire Beauty School. I originally started in this industry with the intentions of being a makeup artist but quickly fell in love with the art of hair cutting and creating beautifully colored hair. I love a good transformation and making others feel their very best. A little cut or a splash of color can go a long way! I’m a mom of two little girls who encourage my creativity and love to be pampered with a fun hair-do’s! I have quite a big family so when I’m not working I’m spending my days with our pups and kiddos whether it be indoor with a good board game or outside in the sunshine!

The distinction of being recognized as the “BEST BARBER” goes to…

On November 22nd, 2020 we were recognized as the winner for “Best Barber” in the Morning Call’s “Readers Choice 2020”!

Monthly Staff Schedule