One-chair barbershops are uncommon for a lot of places but on campus on University Avenue Southeast this is quite normal.
At Pete Lebak Barber Stylist, Pete Lebak has haircuts for the flat rate of $12. He has been running this barber shop for 32 years.
Because of the Light Rail Construction, his business has declined with fewer of his regulars and no walk-ins.
"The light rail is killing all of us," Lebak said in an article for the Minnesota Daily. "It is beating us to death."
The barber keeps a red notebook of all his customers, according to the Minnesota Daily.
The barbershop doesn't have a cash register or a computer, according to the Minnesota Daily. The shop is filled with deer heads, old chairs and plants instead.
Lebak's shop hasn't really seen many changes since he first opened it. The newest additions include a collage of customer photos, and a collection of artifacts from Norway, which decorate the walls.
For Lebak, this isn't a job. He is a barber, but he also is a friend to all his customers.
"I really love the people; they're great," Lebak said to the Minnesota Daily. "You get to come here, talk to all your friends all day, they pay you, and you go home. [Friendship is] what this is all about."
This barber has customers from all over. One of them lives in Alexandria, Minn. and another lives in Wisconsin, according to the Minnesota Daily.
Lebak knows everything about his customers, including the names of their children, their childhoods and their jobs. According to the Minnesota Daily, he has known some for almost four decades.
He doesn't plan on going anywhere, even though business has declined with the construction of the Light Rail.
"I have gotten so much encouragement, I'm going to hang in here until they drag me out feet first or I get kicked out," said Lebak to the MInnesota Daily.