In 1954 John D'Iorio Sr. established John's Barber Shop with the promise of quality family haircuts at an affordable price. Today with family and staff, D'Iorio's Hair Salon has kept true to that promise. Our guests needs have evolved over time and so have we. Once what was a small barber shop has grown into a full service salon. We offer an array of skin, body, nail and hair treatments. D'Iorio's is a registered barbershop and hair salon.


October 14, 1954, at 1pm John's Barbershop at 335a Plantation Street opened for business. The first customer was Nick Oliveri. John's Barber shop was a one chair, one man show barbershop. The price for a hair cut was $.75 for boys and $1.25 for adult men. Men were the only customers at that time for barber shops. John's was open from 7am till 6:30pm. But, it was regular for John to work until 11pm at times. He would never refuse a customer. John's barber shop expanded to 2, then 3 chairs in 1958. The first employees were Cosmo Martellotta and Tony Guitarini. Julie Papagni, (John's Sister-in-law), was the first woman barber in the city of Worcester and worked at John's from 1968-1973. Jerry D'Iorio was the first son to start working at the Barbershop. The addition of John Jr. and daughter Nancy opened up the business to Hair Dressing and the expansion of the shop to the basement floor in 1980. The top floor addition was opened in 1984. With this also followed more family members, Guy, Bridget, Robert, Marc and Dominic. Most of the family members starting in the hair salon worked at the reception desk then after finishing styling school, moved on to the cutting floor. The Key to the city was handed to John Sr. on the 25 anniversary.

Making the Front page of the local news paper is almost tradition. It started with John giving a woman a Mohawk hair cut. D'Iorio's is always trying to make contributions to local charities, whether it's donating money to Fallen Firefighters Funds, or 9/11 funds. D'Iorio's is also one of the longest supporting companies of a Jack Barry Baseball team.

D'Iorio's has survived the depression era and the long hair epidemic. D'Iorio's is always on the cutting edge, and willing to meet the changing needs of its clientele to insure its longevity as a landmark in the city of Worcester.