Perry Kinecheloe


Licensed as a barber in 1937, Perry Kinecheloe purchased a two-chair barber shop in 1942. Within three years, it was expanded to six chairs. In 1948 he instituted a Crippled Children's Day in his shop, and within three years it became a citywide event in Tuscon. He was recognized by the city of Tuscon as Citizen of the Week in 1953.

In 1959 he purchased a barber college which became Kinecheloe's Barber College, and by 1968 he owned four barber colleges in the state of Arizona. In 1965, he was nominated for U.S. Barber of the Year. For all these reasons and more, Mr. Kinecheloe was inducted into the Barber Hall of Fame in 1996.

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