Stephy Says 💋, my county, (Southampton County) breeds hometown heroes, and he had NO IDEA that I was going to do this, butttt—if anyone deserves recognition, he does. Soooo…
Allow me to introduce you to Kurt Evans, CEO of Kurtz Kutz Barber Shop in Courtland, VA.
If you’ve ever visited Kurtz Kurtz, there’s one word that can describe his barber shop—HOME. The atmosphere & environment is relaxing & inviting to anyone that steps through the door. It’s safe to say that Kurt doesn’t know any strangers. Whether you are there to get a cut, or waiting for someone, Kurt makes you feel comfortable. The word that comes to mind is simple–FAMILY.
Stephy Says 💋, in my honest opinion, his active deeds & roles in the community sets him apart from others. Not to discredit any of the other respected barbers, but I know for certain — Kurt is a pillar in the community.
His giving & loving nature is admirable & highly respected. He’s more than just a barber & his business is more than business. I’ve witnessed his shop become more than a business establishment. His barber shop has been a refuge, a safe place, & security net for young men in the community–a place that they can visit without fear of being scrutinized or criticized. Kurtz Kutz is home for some because his patience & understanding (especially when it comes to my son 🥴😬) is unmatched. Home is where the heart is, & it’s evident that Kurt places his heart in his business & his community. I like to believe that the community IS the heart of his business.
The Tidewater News gives accolades in an article titled, “Courtland residents give back to one another” & it mentions
“Kurtz Kutz Barbershop was a hubbub of action. Kids were given free haircuts by Kurt Evans, the owner of the shop.”
“Tonya Claude of New Image Beauty Shop added her services by washing and blow-drying hair alongside Kurt’s wife, Dianna and his daughter, Janae, who also donated a haircut.”
As you can see, not only is he active in the community, but his family is active as well. How could he not gain your respect?
Besides this event, he has participated in community services & acts of service with Speak Life (Kashif Carter), assisted with community events alongside his pastor Rev. Anthony Rawlings (Pastor Eureka Rawlings) at Celebration Church, as well as opened his business for fundraising for Good News Worship Center (Pastor & Co-Pastor Steve Ellsworth, Sr.).
If you have been around Kurt, then you know that he lifts spirits, he’s supportive, & is a man of strong character. He takes pride in his work as well as in his business.
I’ve never seen him step out of character no matter the situation he faced. In fact, the only divide I’ve ever seen him take part in is the great divide between the Cowboys & the Redskins. In case you didn’t know, Kurt is a die hard Redskins fan.
If I had to describe Kurt & Kurtz Kutz, I would use the words personable, relatable, & easygoing. Stephy Says 💋 thank you Kurt for all you do 🙏🏽. Thank you for being more than a barber! You are not over looked nor forgotten, we love you & the community definitely wouldn’t be the same without Kurtz Kutz.