The Lakewood City Council poses with owners of Lakewood Barbershop, JP and Kyro Parker and their children after awarding the September 2023 Lakewood Business Showcase.

September 2023 Business Showcase: Lakewood Barbershop

For a small business, Lakewood Barbershop leaves a huge imprint on the community. Self-proclaimed “Lakewood’s leading barbershop,” co-owner Jordan Parker (JP) shares the business is about more than haircuts. To him and co-owner Kyro Parker, the barbershop is about uplifting and providing a safe space for the community.

This mentality transcends the walls of the barbershop, and they try to give back wherever they can. In the past, Lakewood Barbershop has provided free haircuts at the Caring for Kids back-to-school event as well as facilitated clothes and blanket drives. More specifically, they give away the Lakewood Legacy Scholarship to one graduating Clover Park student to help with college tuition. The business most recently partnered with Anthony (AP) Peterson to award the Lakewood Legacy Scholarship, created in honor of Parker’s late cousin D’Juan Clark.

Along with providing scholarships and free haircuts to our youth, Lakewood Barbershop creates opportunities for our community to bond and grow. Lakewood Barbershop is recognized as the September 2023 Lakewood Business Showcase because it preserves and continues the culture of Lakewood through its creation of a safe and supportive space for members of our community to be themselves.