Saugus Barber Shop is 115 years young

Aug 30, 2017 961

BY: Bridget Turcotte

George’s Barber Shop has been styling customers for 115 years, and now it’s sporting a new look of its own.

The shop is run by Mike Moriello, a fourth generation barber who followed in the hair-clipping footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great grandfather — all of whom were named George. His great-grandfather opened the Jackson Street business in 1902 when he moved to the United States from Genoa, Italy. But the Board of Barbering didn’t begin regulating the practice of barbering until 1931, said Board of Registration for Cosmetology and Barbering spokesperson Chris Goetcheus.

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