#124 Beyond the Clippers: Jess Wright’s Urban Barbershop Story

We’ve got a treat for you in this episode of the Kankakee Podcast! Buckle up for a journey into the heart of Kankakee’s Urban Barbershop, where old-school charm meets a fresh, vibrant vibe. We sat down with the one and only Jess Wright, the visionary owner of this iconic space. So, let’s dive in and uncover the stories, the styles, and the heart of Urban Barbershop.

From Corporate to Community: Jess’s Epic Journey

Hold onto your barber cap, because Jess’s journey from the corporate salon world to owning Urban Barbershop is one inspiring tale. She shares how the switch allowed her to follow her dreams and create a space where barbers and clients alike can flourish.

The Urban Barbershop Vibe

Ever wondered what sets a place like Urban Barbershop apart from the big corporate salons? Jess spills the beans on the cool culture here. From booth space to personalized services, it’s all about making you feel right at home while looking your sharpest.

More Than Haircuts: The Full Grooming Experience

Urban Barbershop is your one-stop shop for style and self-care. It’s not just about hair; it’s about the full grooming experience. Jess and her squad offer everything from eyebrow waxing to nose waxing (yes, you read that right!). You walk in looking good, and you walk out feeling incredible.

Kankakee’s Changing Face

As Kankakee transforms and grooves to a new beat, Urban Barbershop is right in the mix. Jess’s excitement for the upcoming Riverfront Project and the thriving music scene is downright infectious. The future of Kankakee looks bright, and Urban Barbershop is right there in the spotlight.


Urban Barbershop isn’t just your regular spot for a haircut; it’s where style, community, and creativity collide. Jess’s journey is a testament to breaking the mold, and Urban Barbershop is a vital part of Kankakee’s exciting evolution.

If you’re into cool stories, community vibes, and a sneak peek into Kankakee’s changing landscape, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to the Kankakee Podcast, and let Jess Wright and Urban Barbershop inspire your style and your day.

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Show Notes

In this episode of Kankakee Podcast, we sit down with Jess Wright, the owner of Urban Barbershop, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Kankakee. Jess takes us on a journey through the evolution of this community-focused barbershop and the vibrant culture she has cultivated within its walls.

– Jess shares her inspiring story of transitioning from a corporate salon to creating Urban Barbershop as a haven for both barbers and clients alike.

– We explore the distinctive culture of corporate salons versus private establishments, revealing the unique approach Urban Barbershop offers.

– Learn how Urban Barbershop caters to clients seeking not just haircuts but a complete grooming experience, from eyebrow waxing to nose waxing.

– Jess and her team’s dedication to providing a welcoming space for everyone, offering professional advice and a comfortable environment for even the most discerning clients.

If you’re curious about the changing face of barbershops, the community spirit of Kankakee, or simply enjoy engaging stories, don’t miss this episode with Jess Wright.

Tune in to discover how Urban Barbershop contributes to the transformation of Kankakee’s landscape and lifestyle.