Haircuts the way you like it at Family Cuts in Granby
In the quiet ambiance of the Inn at SilverCreek Ken Bruda works hard for his clients.
Bruda is a barber and hair stylist who owns and operates Family Cuts, a barbershop and hair salon inside the Inn at SilverCreek. Bruda is a licensed barber with 26 years of experience in the industry. He has extensive experience working with women’s hair. He cuts and styles hair for all genders and ages, does hot lather edge ups, perms, and highlights using a cap system.
Bruda happily accepts both appointments and walk-ins. “Unless you wait until the very end of the day I can usually get you in the same day,” he said. His business motto is “haircuts the way you like it.”
One of Bruda’s special and unique touches is the shoulder massager he uses to relax his clients during their visits. The shoulder massager is a leather upholstered handheld Jeanie Rub unit.
Originally from Illinois Bruda started his career in the hair business 26 years ago in Texas. “I started down in Texas in 1989,” he said. “I cut hair for two or three years before I went to school for it. People told me I was good at it and that I should go to school for it.”
After working in Texas for a time Bruda moved to Michigan where he lived before moving to Colorado. He made his transition to Grand County about two and a half years ago. The avid Nordic skier and road cyclist came to the high country looking for a snowy environment. “I love winter,” he said. “I love the snow.”
Initially he was not looking to get back into the hair cutting business but when an opportunity presented itself at Shear Heaven Bruda grabbed his scissors and headed back to work. For about a year and a half he worked Mondays only at that salon.
When Shear Heaven’s owner decided to close her salon Bruda saw an opportunity to open his own shop again. He started his new store in the space previously occupied by Shear Heaven.
“Sometimes the best things in life are like that,” Bruda opined. “You get into the river and the flow takes you.” His new shop, Family Cuts, officially opened for business on May 1.
Bruda went to Barber School and received his barbers license but he also works extensively with women’s hair, doing stylize haircuts, perms and cap highlights. “I’ve worked more in salons,” he said. “I’m very good with women’s hair.”
Bruda’s statement was met with a resounding, “yes, he is very good”, from his client Carol Boyce who was receiving a perm from Bruda while the Sky Hi News interviewed him.
Family Cuts charges $21 for haircuts for women and $18 for haircuts for men. Kids ages 16 and under, those over 65 and police officers and firefighters receive a $3 discount. Bruda says his prices cover cuts from “the neck on up”.
Family Cuts is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can set up an appointment with Bruda by calling (970) 531-4646; walk-ins are welcome.
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