Hangtown Barbershop came about after wanting to return to the roots of working in a traditional barbershop which focuses on classic barber cuts, straight razor shaves, and exceptional customer service. The shop culture has a passion for barbering which pays attention to the details while continuing to improve in the trade. Providing a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere is the main intention of the shop.
The name Hangtown pays homage to the nickname that was given to Sandpoint back in the 1800s. Sandpoint was at one point one of the toughest places in the Unites States. Sandpoint was full of whiskey dens, debauchery, and violence. Far from the picturesque resort town it is today.
Raised in Alaska where he fell in love with all nature has to offer he wanted to relocate back to the PNW from Phoenix, AZ. Chris has always been in the service industry starting out as a Personal trainer then onto firefighting where he was a former Firefighter/Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department for 10-years. After leaving the fire department Chris pursued barbering to continue with his desire to help and take care of customers in the community. Chris enjoys some "firehouse banter" with his customers while providing an exceptional service with his utmost attention to detail. Chris received his education through barber school as well as having the opportunity to train under a master barber in an award winning, bustling shop in Spokane, WA. Chris is a strong advocate of continuing education to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques. Chris' sole purpose is to provide every client with that feeling of confidence you get with a quality haircut.