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  Chad Hunter   A barber/stylist for 13 years, my #1 goal is to make you comfortable and give you the kind of cut or trim you’ll love every time you look in the mirror. I am educated in a variety of haircutting techniques. Have I won a couple awards for styling? Sure, but none of that matters unless you like your look, which is why I stand by every cut and trim I do. Your hair is in good hands, literally and figuratively.  When I’m not getting into “hairy” situations, I’m a avid cyclist, enjoy open water swimmer, and dedicated NPR supporter. Ohio born, North Florida raised, I worked in logistics for the US Navy and have lived in Seattle ever since.

Chad Hunter

A barber/stylist for 13 years, my #1 goal is to make you comfortable and give you the kind of cut or trim you’ll love every time you look in the mirror. I am educated in a variety of haircutting techniques. Have I won a couple awards for styling? Sure, but none of that matters unless you like your look, which is why I stand by every cut and trim I do. Your hair is in good hands, literally and figuratively.

When I’m not getting into “hairy” situations, I’m a avid cyclist, enjoy open water swimmer, and dedicated NPR supporter. Ohio born, North Florida raised, I worked in logistics for the US Navy and have lived in Seattle ever since.

  Elvis Hopper - Guest Barber!   Elvis began his career as a barber/stylist 10 years ago and learned his craft right here in the PNW. He has taken his craft from Seattle, to LA, to Portland and back again. His fades are impeccable and his hair styling skills are top of the line.  Elvis is also a musician and plays a variety of instruments. He is an outdoors man who likes to spend time with his family camping, canoeing and hiking.

Elvis Hopper - Guest Barber!

Elvis began his career as a barber/stylist 10 years ago and learned his craft right here in the PNW. He has taken his craft from Seattle, to LA, to Portland and back again. His fades are impeccable and his hair styling skills are top of the line.

Elvis is also a musician and plays a variety of instruments. He is an outdoors man who likes to spend time with his family camping, canoeing and hiking.

 Daisy Figueroa  Daisy has 20 years experience in barbering and loves her craft. She comes from an extended family of barber/stylists including Auntie who has been active since the 1970s, Uncle Frank with his Seattle shop just up the street from PBC, and Uncle Sammy owns an established barbershop in Avon, MA. Two sisters own a high-end salon in Gig Harbor, WA. Daisy’s Oma (Korean mother) is a barber who works out of her Port Orchard barbershop.  Oma, Auntie, and her uncles taught her everything she knows, yet she is constantly learning. She religiously lives by Bruce Lee’s wisdom, “Once you feel you have mastered your craft, you haven’t.” She loves and is proud of her craft, approaching each haircut as a team with the client and Daisy customizing each cut.  Daisy likes to hula-hoop, surf, ride bikes, roller blade, yoga, do handstands and cartwheels! She loves animals more than life itself and has two rescue dogs, Ziggy and Mehealani. For her second act, Daisy is an aspiring writer, filmmaker and director.

Daisy Figueroa

Daisy has 20 years experience in barbering and loves her craft. She comes from an extended family of barber/stylists including Auntie who has been active since the 1970s, Uncle Frank with his Seattle shop just up the street from PBC, and Uncle Sammy owns an established barbershop in Avon, MA. Two sisters own a high-end salon in Gig Harbor, WA. Daisy’s Oma (Korean mother) is a barber who works out of her Port Orchard barbershop.

Oma, Auntie, and her uncles taught her everything she knows, yet she is constantly learning. She religiously lives by Bruce Lee’s wisdom, “Once you feel you have mastered your craft, you haven’t.” She loves and is proud of her craft, approaching each haircut as a team with the client and Daisy customizing each cut.

Daisy likes to hula-hoop, surf, ride bikes, roller blade, yoga, do handstands and cartwheels! She loves animals more than life itself and has two rescue dogs, Ziggy and Mehealani. For her second act, Daisy is an aspiring writer, filmmaker and director.

  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. The first barber to work in our space opened their shop in 1948.

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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 founder 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.