DeAngelo Hall to open barbershop in Ashburn

As appeared in Washington Business Journal

Former NFL defensive back DeAngelo Hall is opening a barbershop in Ashburn’s University Commerce Center called Parlor Twenty Three.

The name is in honor of Hall’s jersey number during his 10-year run with Washington’s NFL team.

Parlor Twenty Three will offer “higher-end services” for men and women, including skin care, color services and hair replacement, according to a release. It is expected to open April 10.

Marques Blackmon is the shop’s manager and a co-owner and, according to a release, the licensed master barber is committed to a high level of service — all stylists will be required to have at least five years of experience.

The shop expects to eventually open a unisex salon area in the Ashburn shop to offer more services for women.

“We also plan to add a gaming area for kids and a lounge — we’d like our salons to be a family destination,” Blackmon said in a statement.

Hall and Blackmon also expect to open a location in Anne Arundel, Maryland, by the end of 2019.

Hall, a 2004 first-round pick out of Virginia Tech, made the Pro Bowl three times during his career. He announced his retirement prior to the 2018 season. He finished his career with 43 interceptions, 13 fumble recoveries and 10 defensive touchdowns. He holds the NFL record for all-time fumble return yards with 328. He tied an NFL record with four interceptions in one game in 2010.

Hall said in a statement the barbershop had a big influence on him growing up in Chesapeake, Virginia, and he was always welcome to hang out. Former NFL star Dre Bly owned the shop he frequented.   

“Marques began cutting my hair many years ago, and we became friends,” Hall said in a statement. “He always wanted to do his own barbershop, and I wanted to recreate the barbershop feel where I grew up – where everyone is welcome and the social aspect of it is an important component."

University Commerce Center, owned by Clarke-Hook Corp., is located at 44927 George Washington Blvd — about 3 miles from the training facility for Washington's NFL team.