AK's Barbershop to open July 1st in Aitkin

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/30/20)

(Aitkin, MN) --- Starting a new business in the middle of Global Pandemic isn’t exactly the best way to make a first impression. Anil Kermally will be opening his doors with AK’s Barbershop, on Minnesota Avenue across from Rosalini’s in Aitkin, on Wednesday, July 1st and is hoping to make the best out of the “new normal” we live in.

Kermally was first interested in cutting hair while attending school in another major.

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It just so happened an opportunity at a barbershop in Aitkin allowed Kermally to hone his craft, but other plans changed things.

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Another unexpected hurdle was the onset of COVID-19 and how hair salons/barbershops were among the last businesses to re-open. Kermally says the extra training programs provided more information on how to keep clients and barbers safe.


Kermally is hoping to establish the classic barbershop feel that he grew up with.

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Days and Hours of operation will be…

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AK’s Barbershop will officially open Wednesday, July 1st. Call 218-429-0292 to book an appointment and be sure to follow them on Facebook.