DiDi & Smiling John’s Traditional Barber Shop and Salon

DiDi & Smiling John's Interior

Award Winning

Downtown First award for Outstanding Small Business for 2015 and “Susquehanna Style’s” Best Barber Shop in York for both 2014 & 2015- we have our eyes set on 2016 and have no intention of stopping there!


Proud participants in York’s “First Friday” event, one way or another we want everyone to come visit the Royal Square and enjoy all our community has to offer!

Small Business

Since late 2011 we’ve been servicing York County and the surrounding areas and look forward to doing so for years to come.

Professional Styling

Our services include traditional and modern haircuts, coloring, balayage, precision scissor cuts, and much, much more.

Wedding Services

We want to help make your special day the best that it can be! We accomodate wedding parties and are available for on-site Wedding Hair

Professional Shaves

From trims to straight razor, we’ve got you covered

Our Family

Each with our own specialities, rates, and availability, we provide unique perspectives and contributions to the shop and all who enter it.

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DiDicloseDevon “DiDi” Shilling brings her 14+ years of experience to the table with extensive knowledge in color, corrective color, gray coverage, balayage and other highlighting techniques, texture cutting, modern precision scissor cuts, razor cuts, and much more. From mild to wild she get’s the job done RIGHT the first time! She loves what she does and you can see it in her work.

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JohncloseSmiling John Shilling offers traditional to modern haircuts of all eras including fades, flat tops, military cuts, whiskey companys, kids cuts, and straight-razor face shaves. His goal is to bring back the old barber shop feel and return the barber shop atmosphere to what it should have always been: a comfortable place where you can have a laugh, a beer, and a good conversation.

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BarrycloseBarry Schmidt has ten years of experience in the hair industry. He aims to bring you a positive and uplifting experience and specializes in color, color correction, long layered haircuts, pixie cuts, and everything in between.

He is passionate about bridal and special occassion up-dos and is always looking to the future for new inspiration and techniques. His motto is “I am not in this profession just to touch hair, I chose this profession to touch lives.”

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SerencloseSeren Erb was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. She is a 2015 graduate of American Beauty Academy in Lancaster,
where she found her love and passion for the industry.
She is a talented stylist who never stops learning and wants to make her clients not only look beautiful,
but feel beautiful as well.

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JasoncloseBorn and raised in the 717 area, Jason McGarry is new to the family after beginning his career at another local shop. His goal is to give you a great coversation, a memorable experience, and, of course, a great haircut.

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GarrettcloseGarrett Wright, he may be new to the family but this is anything but his first rodeo. With just under 10 years of experience as a hair stylist, Garrett has spent the time soaking up everything his career has to offer. Between working as an educator with some of the industry’s top brands to constantly attending classes himself, Garrett is always one step ahead of the newest styles and trends.

Garrett specializes in both men and women’s hair, hair color, color correction, pastels and vivid colors, special occassion styling, keratin smoothing treatments, and hair extensions. Garrett strives to make all of his clients feel awesome and confident about themselves. Like he says, “Everyone should be able to feel like a celebrity.”

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ReesecloseReese, a 717 native, had dreamt of becoming a barber from a young age. Going to old school barbershops with his father helped him realize where he wanted to be. He is honored to be a part of the family at Didi and Smiling John’s. He looks forward to mastering his craft and giving a great haircut & or shave with a fun conversation.

Collage: Image of business cards, countertop with barbershop tools, and John during a cut

(717) 858-7428

Hours of Operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9AM–7PM
Saturday: 9AM–3PM

119 S Duke St
York, PA 17401