Jordan Shorter re-opens The Cut Barbershop on campus

A local business owner is reopening his barbershop on Alcorn State University’s campus.

Jordan Shorter, a Port Gibson, Mississippi native, opened the shop in 2018 but took a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cut Barbershop is located in the Dorothy Gray Home Management Building next to the J. D. Boyd Library.

The shop offers numerous services including haircuts for women, men, and boys, hot towel shave, beard trimming, straight razor, scalp and conditioning treatments, facials, and retwist.

Masks are required for clients upon arrival. Appointments are booked hourly and only two clients are seated at a time to maintain social distancing. Business hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 7:30 p.m.

Shorter earned a barber’s license from The Academy of Hair Design in Jackson, Mississippi. He opened his first shop, New Era Barbershop, at age 21 in Port Gibson. Shorter has also attended classes at The Bronner Brothers Expo in Atlanta, which helped him hone his skills while exploring other venues in the hair industry.

Shorter has partnered with Right Touch Productions and other sponsors to host The Multicultural/Beauty Expo and the Miss Lou Hair and Fashion Expo.

The opportunity to house his brand on Alcorn’s campus is a monumental achievement for Shorter, who once attended the University before transferring to barber school.

“Bringing a barbershop to Alcorn State University is golden,” said Shorter. “Continuing a foundation for my brand on such an established educational institution is a dream come true. I hope to interact with positive meaning and become a sturdy link in the community.”

Cutting hair has been Shorter’s passion since he was introduced to the art as a child.

“My inspiration for barbering started because I always wanted to keep a fresh haircut. I found a pair of clippers when I was 12 and 22 years later, here I am. Being a barber is a culture. As cliché as it may sound, this industry chose me.”

Practicing family values that include honesty and authenticity is how Shorter approaches operating his business. His goal is to give clients an excellent experience.

“My family taught me to mean what I say and say what I mean, so you will get a real experience when visiting my barbershop. You’ll get real vibes, real conversations, and a real haircut.”

Download the Cut app from your app stores to book your appointments.