Longtime Marianna barber: 55 years of haircuts

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.

Charles Hagler has been cutting hair for 55 years. 51 of those at Jackson Square in Marianna.

"It's not outside in the hot and the cold and all that kinda stuff and you get to talk to a lot of people," Hagler said.

It's a natural fit for Hagler. His father cut hair off and on for 75 years.

"He started when he was 14 and he retired three days before his 90th birthday," Hagler said.

Haircuts are $10 now, but if you had caught Hagler back in 1963, you'd only be out a dollar.

When you do something for more than half a century, you're bound to see history repeat itself.

"A lot of the haircuts that people are wearing today are very similar to what they'd wear when I first started cutting hair," Hagler said.

Despite the changes in hairstyles and prices, Hagler said his love for his clients remains the same.

"You get to talk with so many people from so many different walks of life and you get to learn a lot of stuff that you never would have a chance to learn in most jobs," Hagler said.

When Hagler isn't at his 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. barbershop job, he trades his scissors for boots. He runs a small farm back home in Bascom.