Kyle Nelson comes out of retirement to fulfill free haircut promise to Alexandria 100-year-old

Doug Dahlheimer of Alexandria will celebrate his 100th birthday on Monday, May 9.

Kyle Nelson, left, came out of retirement to give Doug Dahlheimer a haircut at Tacker's Barber Shop.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA – Kyle Nelson of Alexandria came out of retirement for one day to fulfill a promise he made to Doug Dahlheimer.

Nelson, who was the former owner of Kyle's Barber Shop , promised Dahlheimer that when Dahlheimer turned 100, he would give him a free haircut.

Even though Dahlheimer officially turns 100 on Monday, May 9, he received his free haircut on Friday, May 6. But that wasn't all. Jeff Tacker, who purchased the barbershop from Nelson almost two years ago, bought Dahlheimer a cake and had a little party for him at the shop, which is now called Tacker's Barber Shop.

Dahlheimer, who said that back in the day he used to pay "two bits" for a haircut, told Nelson it was like old times as Nelson used to be his barber.

He also said, "I'm the luckiest guy in the world!"


Kyle Nelson, right, retired barber, listens to Doug Dahlheimer share a story before cutting his hair. Nelson, who retired almost two years ago, came out of retirement to give Dahlheimer the free haircut he promised him for his 100th birthday.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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