Meet the Barbers

Meet Lance Joseph (LJ) Teachworth


St. Paul native LJ Teachworth is the owner of our local barbershop. His passion for the local community is what has made the barbershop such a special place. LJ is a licensed yoga instructor and lives a very healthy lifestyle, and he enjoys keeping fit and staying active with his friends and family.
LJ is also a Renaissance man. Visitors to the shop will notice some artwork inspired by his many visits to Burning Man festivals. His passion for local art and music also shows. LJ enjoys playing guitar from many styles, particularly flamenco music. He has also performed aerial arts with his girlfriend.

LJ is a proud father and dog lover. He has a huge heart, and he enjoys traveling, playing sports, and exploring our St. Paul community with his kid and dog.

LJ’s Professional History & Education

  • Opened Groveland Barber Shop in 2004
  • Worked with St. Paul Barbers at Dick’s Sports Barbers & Schmitdy’s Sports Barbers
  • Graduated from Cretin High School in 1987
  • Graduated from Minnesota School of Barbering in 1992
  • Graduated from the University of Montana in 1999 with a degree in Spanish
  • Certified Yoga Instructor from the Institutes of Yoga LexGillan in 2012

LJ’s Volunteer Work

If you ask LJ if he is involved with the community, his answer will be no because he is so humble, and he is always looking to do more. Since LJ opened up shop in 2004, he has graciously donated products and services to local schools, fairs, festivals, non-profit groups, and charitable organizations.

He also provides haircuts to individuals in need, such as elders in nursing homes, homeless people, and displaced workers seeking employment. LJ loves his community and actively supports schools and organizations in the Highland, Macalaster-Groveland, Merriam Park, West 7th, Summit University, and Summit Hill Neighborhoods of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Meet Teaj Fox

Teaj FoxTeaj has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair since the '90s. Cosmetology runs in her blood; her twin brother is a professional cosmetologist in Sidney, Australia, and her grandmother was also a cosmetologist.

Teaj has always wanted to be a hairstylist, but was busy investing all her time in the lives of her children, as well as pursuing her passion for vegan culinary art and becoming a circus performer. It was when she met her lifemate (LJ Teachworth the owner of The Groveland Barbershop) that her interest in hairstyling was sparked again. Barbering made perfect sense as it would tap into her creative nature and utilize her precise attention to detail.

Thus the journey to barbering began and Teaj got an education at the Minnesota School of Barbering.

It is Teaj's mission to be all-inclusive and create a welcoming and safe space where everyone feels accepted, respected, and free to express themselves.

If you are looking to get your beard sculpted, get a relaxing facial, or an old-school straight razor shave, you are in great hands with Teaj. Maybe you would like a tight fade, mullet, graphic designs, or some vibrant hair colors. Teaj is the right choice to help you achieve your look and let the World see you as you see yourself.