Sole Patch opens 2nd location near Country Club Plaza
Sole Patch opened their second location at 2872 West 47th Avenue, K.C., KS in the Northwood Shopping Center. The location is just east of Kansas City Joe’s BBQ and Taco Republic. Mario Smith, one of the most successful cutters at the Sole Patch Corinth location in Prairie Village, was promoted to managing partner of the new Northwood location.
The Northwood location was designed with the ever-present music theme of Sole Patch in mind. Aluminum concert truss structures were custom designed to create 10 cutting stations.
All services remain the same, as does the Sole Patch dedication to excellence.
2015 Sole Patch Headlines
The year got started off with the annual contribution of time and services to The American Cancer Society’s “Shave to Save” event.
Sole Patch staff then got jiggy with it and let their freak flags fly.
The year was wrapped up by shutting the shop down and driving staff to join a million other people as they celebrated the Royals 2015 World Series Championship parade.
“Barbershop” Dropped, “Men’s Shop” Popped
Sole Patch re-branded it’self in name only this month by dropping the identifier of “Barbershop” and instead going with “Men’s Shop”.
“We feel more confident that the name change better aligns us with what we are about which is a lifestyle company. It also keeps us from getting overlooked as a modern service provider… you know, unfortunately, the stereotypical idea of a barbershop can kind of be old fashioned.” said Ron Mayer, owner of Sole Patch.
100,000 Services Milestone
Sole Patch provided it’s 100,000 service this March.
6 years and 5 months after opening their doors in November of 2007.
News Anchorman uses Sole Patch for style interview
Kansas City anchorman Mark Clegg, KSHB 41 Action News, was profiled as a style leader by 435 South Magazine. When asked where he wanted to do the photo shoot he brought them to the place we he gets some of his style; that place is Sole Patch.
“X” Games Groomsmen Event at Sole Patch
X Games Champion Chad Kagy and his groomsmen get ready before the most daring event of his career.
“Shave to Save” recognizes Sole Patch
Sole Patch was recognized by the event coordinators of “Shave to Save” for their continued support.
Kansas City Star Magazine “Shave And A Haircut”
Sole Patch was profiled as one of the unique places in Kansas City for a man to get grooming services.
American Salon Magazine Review
Sole Patch was profiled in American Salon for its unique offering within the men’s hair cutting industry.
Top 200 in Salon Today Magazine
Sole Patch was recognized in the Top 200 issue of Salon Today.
4th Year Anniversary
Sole Patch celebrated its 4th year anniversary by hosting a music event in The Guitar Lounge. Joe McNulty provided entertainment and guests received a gift bag with a leather wallet, Art of Shaving products, and a hand crafted dobb kit.
“Walt” wins Custom Truck Award
“Walt” … the 1971 Chevy C-10 owned by Sole Patch, won the 2011 Turkey Creek Custom Truck Award. Walt brings a mobile capability to Sole Patch by pulling a trailer with up to three barber chairs. Haircuts and shaves can then be provided backstage for musical performers, at charity events, and community festivals.
Hot Towel Shaves for Charity
Sole Patch participated for the third year in the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity golf tournament at The National Golf Club. Golfers received shaves while relaxing at the 19th hole.
Sole Patch chosen for “Shave-to-Save”
Sole Patch was chosen to be the exclusive cutters at the American Cancer Society’s “Shave-to-Save” event emceed by Gary Lizak. VML, the Kansas City marketing firm, organized the event.
KC Chiefs Eric Berry supports book signing at Sole Patch
Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs joined Inky Johnson at his book signing outside of Sole Patch. Johnson, who played football for the University of Tennessee, was injured permanently while playing but went on to write a book about his experience titled “An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance”.
3rd Year Anniversary
Sole Patch celebrated it’s 3rd anniversary quietly among friends.
KC Magazine Male Make-Over
Sole Patch participated in the the Men’s Edition of KC Magazine the profiled professional golfer Tom Watson.
Client Appreciation Event
Sole Patch threw a client appreciation party that included BBQ, live music, and free services. Guests were encouraged to arrive on their favorite modes of transportation.
2nd Year Anniversary
Shawnee Mission East Homecoming Court gets Groomed
KC Small Business Journal profiles Sole Patch
Men’s T-shirt Line
KC Magazine reviewed the Sole Patch t-shirt line that is being developed.
KC Star Newspaper profiles Sole Patch
The Kansas City Star profiles Sole Patch owner and Bachelorette contestant.
1st Year Anniversary
Sole Patch celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary.
Sole Patch recognized as Top 50 Company in KC
Sole Patch was recognized as one of the Top 50 companies in Kansas City.
Men’s Trunk Show
Sole Patch hosted their first men’s trunk show. Vendors included Mazzarese Jewelry, Envolve Boutique, Riviere Tatters Clothing, Christian Micheal Neckties, Daredevil Boards, and Skinless Art Production.
Best in Kansas City
Sole Patch was chosen as The Best Barbershop in Kansas City by readers of KC Magazine.
University of Kansas Pep-Rally
Sole Patch provided red and blue hair color to the Jayhawk faithful at their annual pep rally in Corinth Square.
Nick Pagliari “Please and Thank You” debuts in Guitar Lounge
Nick Pagliari returns to The Guitar Lounge at Sole Patch to debut his new album.
INK Magazine Male Make-Overs
INK magazine featured the topic of “manscaping” on their cover and asked Sole Patch for expert advice and grooming tips.
Sole Patch owner Ron Mayer participated in the 2nd annual Rock-n-Fashion show as emcee and let’s-launch-someone-into-the-pool guinea pig.
Hot Towel Shaves at The National Golf Club
Sole Patch donates their time and talent at the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity golf tournament at The National Golf Club of Kansas City.
ABC’s “The Bachelorette”
Sole Patch owner, Ron Mayer, was one of 25 guys chosen to win the heart of DeAnna Pappas on the 2008 season of ABC’s The Bachelorette.
Grooming: A Cut Above
Sole Patch owner Ron Mayer quoted in article seeking expert advice on the men’s grooming industry.
Club Release Magazine “Icons of Industry”
Sole Patch owner Ron Mayer was featured as an “Icon of Industry” on the cover of Club Release Magazine’s premier issue. Along with Mayer were Kelly B., Holly Star, Carmen Stalker, Joe Perez, and Ome.
The Guitar Lounge Debut
PalagreenO Records recording artist Nick Pagliari debuted the opening night of The Guitar Lounge at Sole Patch before an invitation only crowd. Special guest Will Harrison sat in as Nick played the hit song “The Sail” from the movie “P.S. I Love You”.
Sole Patch owner Ron Mayer was the barber/stylist for all male models at the 2008 Rock-n-Fashion show held at Cross Town Station. The event combined local fashion designers along with rock bands as the models walked the runway.
Sole Patch Grand Opening
Sole Patch owner Ron Mayer (right) was joined by Prairie Village mayor Ron Schaffer (center), and Commerce Bank Branch Manager David Swineheart (left) for the Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony.