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Lisa Walton


Bates and Brown welcomes our new Shop Manager Lisa Walton!

A thirty year veteran of the Beauty Industry Lisa Walton is a wealth of knowledge. Her extensive training in the barber industry led her to an instructor position within the prestigious Aveda Institute. Lisa gets her competitive spirit from her many years as a tennis court instructor at the New Albany Country Club. 

When Lisa is not challenging herself in the salon or on the tennis court she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Larry and dog Bella in their Southeast Ohio home. Lisa’s energy is undeniable and she brings a spark to Bates and Brown. A spark that will undeniably light the candles in the shop that she loves so much! 

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Chris Cook

Master Barber

Chris grew up in Central Ohio.  He is the proud parent of two amazing children and has been in the hair cutting industry for over 30 years! Growing up an artist, barbering quickly became his passion. He graduated from Ohio State Barber College and over the years he has mastered the use of any and all cutting tools and techniques, and we must say, it is pretty impressive! 


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Chad House


A young and creative talent, Chad brings a lot of fresh new ideas to his chair.  Skilled in cutting and razor work with an eye for perfection, Chad is set to impress.  Along with graduating from the Ohio State Barber College, Chad has previously worked as a cosmetologist. 

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John Pronkoski


John is an Ohio State Barber College graduate of 1983.  He is a highly skilled and professional barber of over 30 years!  For 20 years, John owned and operated his own shop, John’s Barber Shop.  He specializes in authentic straight razor shaves and also in razor cutting.  Outside of the Barber Shop, John enjoys working on outdoor model trains, hiking and traveling!


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See Yu


See Yu has been mastering her craft in men’s hair cutting over the last 6 years.  She enjoys making men feel and look handsome.  See Yu enjoys creating a new look for all of her guests and loves to complete the look with her styling and finishing abilities

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Valencia Jordan

Men’s Grooming Specialist

Valencia hails from the Midwest, and has spent the last decade as a national educator and platform artist for John Paul Mitchell Systems. She became a cosmetologist early in her career, but found her true calling when she discovered the art of barbering.

Offering every aspect of men’s grooming, Valencia is excited to share her craft with the Bates & Brown clientele.

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Danielle Gunder

Massage Therapist

Danielle has been practicing massage therapy since 2011. Having hands on experience in a small business setting and several years at a nationally renowned spa, Danielle has the experience to help guide you towards a more relaxed and tension free life.


An honors graduate of AIAM with specialization in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue and Swedish massage. The skill sets combined with her love for anatomy and physiology make for an effective yet relaxing massage every time!

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Brittany Ferguson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Brittany became a licensed massage therapist nearly five years ago, and she’s been honing her skills, talent and personal style ever since. Her passion for customized massages allows her to anticipate client needs and ensure a great session.

Brittany’s specialties include deep tissue massage, trigger point work, Swedish relaxation massage, and athletics massage – all of which she’ll be offering at Bates & Brown to make you feel like a new man.