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  Seth Javier    My barbering specialties include 10 years’ worth of experience, and no-nonsense haircutting. I try to make sure each cut is an educational experience for the client. I enjoy making a lasting impression on my clients and making sure they leave with exactly with what they wanted coming in to the barbershop.  When I’m not working at Pioneer Barber Co. I am spending time with my family and friends or working with Jameson Irish Whiskey as a brand influencer. I enjoy watching movies—my favorite film is Little Big Man, and my favorite music genres are 70’s proto punk and psychmetal.  My industry hero is Vidal Sassoon, because of his enormous impact on founding the modern ways of haircutting.  It is my goal to travel to Chile to visit my mother’s side of the family.

Seth Javier

My barbering specialties include 10 years’ worth of experience, and no-nonsense haircutting. I try to make sure each cut is an educational experience for the client. I enjoy making a lasting impression on my clients and making sure they leave with exactly with what they wanted coming in to the barbershop.

When I’m not working at Pioneer Barber Co. I am spending time with my family and friends or working with Jameson Irish Whiskey as a brand influencer. I enjoy watching movies—my favorite film is Little Big Man, and my favorite music genres are 70’s proto punk and psychmetal.

My industry hero is Vidal Sassoon, because of his enormous impact on founding the modern ways of haircutting.

It is my goal to travel to Chile to visit my mother’s side of the family.

  Jessica Hansen   I have been in the hair industry for 21 years, learning diverse skills throughout the USA and perfecting the combination of communication with action to create what I call  Hair   Alchemy : Transformation of the cut ( or color ) to fit individual needs.  I love that my career has been  Art in Motion , creating comfort and happiness for others through my eye and understanding of the foundation of hair artistry.  When I am not behind the chair, I love reading non-fiction and learning new ways to interact with myself and others through meditation practices, various local events including dancing and helping those that are less fortunate.  I strive to daily practice thinking, feeling and acting from the heart.   Camping , rooftop dancing, binge watching Netflix and cooking are times I share with others. My inspirations would include Tesla, Nassim Haramein, DaVinci,  Einstein and   Don Miguel Ruiz among many others that work daily on self improvement and helping others.    

Jessica Hansen

I have been in the hair industry for 21 years, learning diverse skills throughout the USA and perfecting the combination of communication with action to create what I call Hair Alchemy: Transformation of the cut ( or color ) to fit individual needs.  I love that my career has been Art in Motion, creating comfort and happiness for others through my eye and understanding of the foundation of hair artistry.

When I am not behind the chair, I love reading non-fiction and learning new ways to interact with myself and others through meditation practices, various local events including dancing and helping those that are less fortunate.  I strive to daily practice thinking, feeling and acting from the heart. 

Camping , rooftop dancing, binge watching Netflix and cooking are times I share with others. My inspirations would include Tesla, Nassim Haramein, DaVinci, Einstein and  Don Miguel Ruiz among many others that work daily on self improvement and helping others. 

 

  Brian J Jaeger, owner   Shop boy, handyman.  Serial entrepreneur, business advisor and champion for the dignity of good work. In my practice  InsideWorks , I am fortunate to work with hundreds of people living with disabilities as they become  self-employed . My practice includes influencing successful  partnerships .  My family (and dog Sadie) are my world, I love tagging along with Arista, Joanna and Andrew. I am super proud of my partner and elementary school librarian JK who everyday celebrates young introverts.

Brian J Jaeger, owner

Shop boy, handyman.

Serial entrepreneur, business advisor and champion for the dignity of good work. In my practice InsideWorks, I am fortunate to work with hundreds of people living with disabilities as they become self-employed. My practice includes influencing successful partnerships.

My family (and dog Sadie) are my world, I love tagging along with Arista, Joanna and Andrew. I am super proud of my partner and elementary school librarian JK who everyday celebrates young introverts.

  RECRUITING NOW!   Grow your career here!   Contact Brian at 206.619.4345 or brian(at)pioneerbarbercompany.com   

RECRUITING NOW! Grow your career here!

Contact Brian at 206.619.4345 or brian(at)pioneerbarbercompany.com

 

Our 70 Year History

This story begins in 1932 with the improbable development of the Jackson Building along Jackson Street and 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Japantown.  Eleven years later, Executive Order 9066 removed Japanese Americans who inhabited the Jackson Building and imprisoned them in the Minidoka Camp in Idaho. Upon returning, many simply put their head down and went back to work. Including our lineage of barbers.

Pioneer Barber Company expands this legacy with a pop-up shop open two Saturdays a month at The Shop, next to Ethan Stowell's The Derby Restaurant on 6th Avenue South in the SODO district. 

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Boarded during internment

In 1942, Executive Order 9066 closes all Japanese-owned businesses in Seattle, including our barbershop space. Directly next door to the north of our shop is a touching tribute to the Higo proprietors, their journey through internment and a lasting community legacy. Photo courtesy of Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, MOHAI, Seattle. 

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Osami and his wife

Osami and his wife worked in the shop for about 35 years up until their joyful retirement in December. 2015.

They now spend time spoiling their grandson. As to our invitation to keep on barbering, "We never want to cut another hair in our lives!"

Present

Pioneer Barber Company founders Candyce and Brian inherited the rich legacy of barbering in this space. Once gutted, the new-old interior design was enhanced with new fixtures, antiques, and retro looking chairs.  With classic services like hot towel shampoo and shaves,  along with Rainier and Fremont beers, men and women enjoy our classic barbershop.  Client Curtis McGuire gifted us with this awesome storefront rendering.