AJ’s Barber Shop opens in Oroville

Andrea Cockle opened AJ's Barber Shop at 1202A Main Street near Frontier Foods. The barber shop offers haircuts as well as steamed towel shaves. Cockle says all of January is Grand Opening and is offering haircuts at a discount at $10 in celebration of her new business. Charlene Helm/staff photo

Andrea Cockle opened AJ’s Barber Shop at 1202A Main Street near Frontier Foods. The barber shop offers haircuts as well as steamed towel shaves. Cockle says all of January is Grand Opening and is offering haircuts at a discount at $10 in celebration of her new business. Charlene Helm/staff photo

Special prices on haircuts all January

OROVILLE – Andrea Cockle has opened AJ’s Barber Shop at 1202A Main Street, next to Frontier Foods in Oroville and is celebrating her Grand Opening all this month with special deals on haircuts.

“I opened the barber shop on Dec. 17 on a ‘hit and miss’ schedule, but beginning Jan. 6 the shop has been open on a regular schedule Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. I’m closed daily from 1 to 2 p.m,” said

Cockle who was born and raised in Oroville.

She is offering haircuts for $13 and a steamed towel facial shave for $20. She uses Redken for Men products along with some Matrix shampoos and conditioners. However, during the whole month of January the price for a haircut will be at the Grand Opening price of just $10.

“I am offering the traditional straight razor facial shave starting in January. Men need pampering too and it’s a great way to slow down and relax, even if only for a few minutes,” she said.

Cockle graduated from Oroville High School in 1988, spent several years in Germany and then moved back and has lived here ever since.

“In the future I hope to offer scalp treatments, scalp massage and roller sets. I have always been interested in the hair industry and after recovering from some medical issues last year I decided it was time to get the ball rolling towards becoming a barber,” she said.

With her eye on that goal Cockle attended the Total Cosmetology Training Center’s Barber Program in Spokane for seven months and graduated on Sept. 27.

“It has taken some time to apply and receive all of the licensing and permits needed to open an barber shop but it has all come together and now I am a fully licensed Barber with all the permits in place,” she said.

This is her first business and Cockle said she is looking forward to serving the community and plans on “being your local barber” for a very long time.

Cockle invites everyone to “Come on in and check out your newest barber shop.”

She said she has lots of family living in Oroville and the surrounding communities. She is married to Gordie Cockle and they have three daughters, Ashley Porter, Daphne (Ed) Booker and Kacey Cockle. She has five grandchildren with number six on the way.

AJ’s Barber Shop can be reached a by phone at (509) 560-9121.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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