Online Booking gives you the ability to reserve a specific time with any one of our skilled barbers. Credit/Debit Card is REQUIRED to book your appointment but will only be charge in the event of a NO-SHOW. IF YOU NO-CALL, NO-SHOW YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE SERVICE BOOKED.
Although, we couldn't do it without you
Owners are brothers; Cory and Nate Berks. Matt Thornton joined
November 2013. Mike Lott joined early 2017. Our newest addition, Tom Schroedl, joined the team early 2018.
Berks Barbershop offers top notch services to the average man at affordable prices.
Berks Barbershop was established with the intention of being Lincoln's
premiere barbershop. The goal was to provide our clients with the highest quality service
through professional consultation, attention to detail, customer service, and consistency.
Berks barber shop opened its doors on May 11, 2013. Visit for our anniversary Barbecue and Husker Tailgate party.
Meet our professionals
Cory Berks, better known around Lincoln, Nebraska as Big Berks the Barber, has been cutting hair since he was 12 years old. Cory specializes in hair, art, designs, fades, crispy lines and tapers. In high school, he would charge his friend five dollars for a haircut and after graduation he spent sixteen months pursuing his barbering license at The College of Hair Design.
Cory Berks, better known around Lincoln, Nebraska as Big Berks the Barber, has been cutting hair since he was 12 years old. Cory specializes in hair, art, designs, fades, crispy lines and tapers.
In high school, he would charge his friend five dollars for a haircut and after graduation he spent sixteen months pursuing his barbering license at The College of Hair Design.
After 5 years of working at Oasis Barber Shop, Cory’s brother Nate decided to follow in his footstep and also became a barber. The Dynamic Duo decided to open up a shop together. They named it “Berks Barber Shop” and it has been open since May of 2013.
“It’s been very rewarding opening my own shop,” Cory said. “I really enjoy it and seeing it progress. Watching it grow from nothing has been such a blessing. It’s probably been the best move I’ve ever made, opening my own shop with my brother.”
Big Berks has made a great name for himself and his family by providing the community with a modern Barbershop that is very friendly and inviting. This shop truly has something to offer everyone that walks thru the door.
Berks Barber Shop is known for high quality haircuts and top notch services. Clients come from all over to sit in Cory's chair to get special designs cut into their hair.
"Drawing and Barbering comes natural to me," Cory said, "so mixing the two for me is the perfect outlet for me to express my art."
Through a business proposition and even more brotherly persuasion, I'm the second brother that contributed to molding Berks Barber Shop into what it is today. I established a passion for cutting hair through watching veterans when I was younger and practicing my own craft on fellow classmates when in high school.
Through a business proposition and even more brotherly persuasion, I'm the second brother that contributed to molding Berks Barber Shop into what it is today. I established a passion for cutting hair through watching veterans when I was younger and practicing my own craft on fellow classmates when in high school. I moved forward in barbering to College of Hair Design where I honed my craft to become the barber I am today. After collaborating my new style with my older brothers already established clientele Berks Barber Shop was born.
I specialize in fades and freestyle designs.
My favorite thing to accomplish day in and day out is a way of transformation through my clients hair and personal appearance. Taking a large amount of hair off or completely changing someone's appearance around to give them the haircut that they've always been searching for is what's important and fun to me. Making someone feel good on the inside after leaving Berks Barber Shop is what makes barbering and amazing trait for me. My attention to detail and customer appreciation keeps my clients returning with family and friends as well.
After being in the industry for over 3 years I've been soaking up as much knowledge as possible. Educating my clients just as I continue to educate myself. I try to work alongside clients to discover their ideal look.
After being in the industry for around 2 years I've been soaking up as much knowledge as possible. Educating my clients just as I continue to educate myself. I try to work alongside clients to discover their ideal look. Shapes shade dimension and activation are all taken into account when deciding such things.
I recieved my license from college of hair design, and they have given me a great foundation of knowledge to grow. I love and appreciate every aspect of the hair industry. From the vast array of techniques and methodologies, to the people and the social aspect. To me there is nothing quite like the dynamic you experience in a barbershop. My specialty is being as diverse as possible in the style of haircuts as well as the techniques I use.
I started cutting hair my freshman year of high school when I moved to Omaha from Kansas City. I started cutting my cousins hair and fell in love with it. Since my cousin was my only client at the time I wanted more practice so I started cutting my own hair.
After I mastered my own fade and started making a few friends, I started choppin them up too. I grew a really strong passion for cutting hair and everything to do with barbering, so after graduating high school I went straight into barber school.
The only barber school in Nebraska was here in Lincoln so I commuted back and fourth from Omaha. During school, barbershops started seeing my work on social media and started offering me chairs. I finished school in 14 months and started at Berks Barbershop a month later feeling like it was the best spot for me. Specializing in fades and tapers come sit in my chair and get crispy. #BBS
My name is Saul Sanchez and I eat, sleep, and cut hair. I am 20 years old and Just moved to Lincoln, Ne. Men’s grooming began for me in Omaha during my senior year.
My name is Saul Sanchez and I eat, sleep, and cut hair. I am 20 years old and Just moved to Lincoln, Ne. Men’s grooming began for me in Omaha during my senior year. I was on the verge of committing to a 4 year university. I was going through a pretty rough time when one day I woke up and my first thought was literally “I’m going to learn how to cut hair.” I haven’t looked back since. Cutting hair for me is a sense of freedom. The ability to maneuver and style your hair the exact way you want it is what I’m trying to help you achieve day in and day out. When I’m not behind the chair you can find me somewhere around cars, family or friends.
Barbering is hands down the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The ability to make my clients feel their best about themselves after a service is one of the best feelings out there. Paying attention to detail and remaining consistent are two traits that I possess that allow me make my clients at ease every time they sit in my chair. Making a move from Omaha, Ne to Lincoln, Ne at Berks Barbershop will only allow me to further and grow my skills.
Growing up where I'm from I never thought I'd have a passion for cutting hair. It was either you played basketball or football. I used to give my cousins an a few friends line-ups here an there, but I never thought I'd make a career out of it.
When I moved to Nebraska, all I wanted to do was finish high school An work a 9 to 5 job. Throughout high school I met someone who had a love for doing hair. She pushed an motivated me to becoming a barber, so I signed up for barber school!
During Barber college I learned different types of cutting techniques An more! After 14 months of college I now specialize is in cutting all hair types, Fades, Tapers, Shear work, an I have wonderful customer service! So for a crispy an relaxing haircut, take a seat in my chair and enjoy a great experience and atmosphere at Berks Barbershop!
I am a Licensed professional from Sioux City Iowa. Barbering came into my life my senior year of high school cutting my friends in the locker room and thats when I discovered I was obsessed with fading hair. I am a perfectionist to the fullest when it comes to my craft.
I am a Licensed professional from Sioux City Iowa. Barbering came into my life my senior year of high school cutting my friends in the locker room and thats when I discovered I was obsessed with fading hair. I am a perfectionist to the fullest when it comes to my craft. Nothing in the world is more satisfying to me than seeing a smooth fade come together and the joy on a clients face when they leave my chair. When Nate direct messaged my inbox with this amazing job opportunity I took it and ran! Come down to the shop to a get cut and chop it up with your boy, I am still new to Lincoln NE!!
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What people say about us
"You guys have the most professional shop in town, that caters to all textures of hair. Pound for pound the sharpest shop in town"
I have been a client of Mr.Berks for 6 years. It may seem hard to believe but
I remember my first haircut from Cory. It was April 17th 2009. It was a Friday.
I remember because it was an important day for me.
I was receiving an award from my job at the time.
As I was waiting in line for my cut, I noticed this new barber doing a design on a guy.
I observed many things that impressed me. His composure, concentration, and professionalism.
He wasn't loud, he didn't stop cutting to tell a story, and the end product had more detail and expression than any other I had seen bed.
I'm not knocking any other barbers but I saw something I felt was better than the rest.
That day I only got a design from him, which everyone at the conference kept asking where I got my haircut.
Mom has told me many times that "Clothes don't make the man, they make the man look better." Although a haircut makes a man feel better.
I have personal witnessed many transformations under his blade. No matter color, which there are many, I've seen guys sit down in his chair and transform into Men as they stand up.
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