Our Story

Gentleman John’s Classic Barber Shop is a contemporary barbershop with a classic appeal for the modern man. Owned by Jared Hesse, who has been barbering in Lynchburg for over 27 years, he named the shop after his grandfather John Heckman, who was a well-known and respected business owner in the area for over 30 years. A man deserves to be groomed and given a luxury experience and at Gentleman John’s that’s exactly what they can expect.

Come in to relax and leave feeling good and refreshed with one of the many quality services and products offered.

Gentleman John’s sells Proraso Shave products and uses them for the Traditional Shave Ritual. Some of the Proraso products include soap in a bowl, after shave balm, pre-shave cream, and after shave lotion. Whether a simple haircut or beard trim, classic straight-razor shave, kids’ haircut, or any services, Gentleman John’s delivers quality and excellence from Monday-Saturday.  

Classic Haircuts

Classic Gentleman Haircuts.

Beards & Shaves

Beard Grooming and Shaves.

Barbering Training

Barbering Training and Tutorials.



The Talent

The talented barbers bring classic haircuts at a great price, and all services are given attention and detail with skill. Gentleman John’s believes we exist to glorify God by celebrating the rich history of barbering by providing a genuinely classic experience that inspires clients to look, feel, and be their best. Classic haircuts, shaves, and beards are by appointment only.

Gabriel Dunaway
Gabriel Dunaway
Caleb Dawson
 Caleb Dawson
Juliana Radka
Juliana Radka
Simrell Callaway
Simrell Callaway
Noah Parten
Noah Parten

What do People

Say About Gentleman John’s Classic Barber Shop?


We are very fortunate to have such a classy establishment in Lynchburg. Jared does a phenomenal job and has the highest of standards in customer service that is apparent through all of his employees. Thank you!

Chris Sibal

Best Barber Shop I've been to in years. Caleb gave my son the best fade he's ever had. Very professional and clean. Other barber shops could learn a lot from this place. I live in Maryland, however I will stop in every time I'm in Lynchburg.

Belinda Chapman

Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value Gabe gave my 2 1/2 year old grandson his first haircut today. It was a wonderful experience. The shop is clean, the employees are very nice, and I love the old feel the shop gives you.

Giving Back To Our Community

Gentleman John’s Classic Barber Shop adds, “We appreciate the support from the downtown Lynchburg community and look forward to many years moving forward.”

Mustaches For Kids logo

M4K Lynchburg is a volunteer-run organization with the goal of raising money for local children’s charities while having fun growing mustaches. In 2014 Chris Boswell and Lanny Duncan recruited 32 guys in Lynchburg to grow mustaches for a great cause. Eight years later we have over 160 “growers” and have raised over 1 MILLION dollars for the children of Lynchburg.

Jared Hesse donates his time and energy as the Head Football Coach for a local Middle School. This will be his third year coaching there. He enjoys it and is passionate about raising boys in to strong men.

Gentleman John’s Classic Barber Shop offers free haircuts for the homeless at the Lynchburg Salvation Army. We do this several times throughout the year.

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Give the Gift of Classic Style!

Give the man in your life a special treat! Gentleman John's Classic Barber Shop offers the best Haircuts, Shaves, Beard Styling and top-quality men's styling products. Purchase a Gift Card that can be used for all of our services and products either in person our in our online shop.