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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. 

  Rebecca DeAng  elo   With more than 30 years of experience in the hairstyling industry, my experience is one of my biggest strengths. I consider myself a “Swiss Army Stylist” capable of comfortably covering everything from traditional techniques to modern styles. My goal with every haircut is to provide a unique experience and ensure my customers leave feeling great and looking fabulous.   When I’m not working, I love just relaxing with my cat Jack and listening to music. Some of my favorite artists and personal heroes are Tim Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, and Tommy Johnson. I am also an avid feng shui practitioner and always enjoy learning new ideas and practices to better myself and my community.

Rebecca DeAngelo

With more than 30 years of experience in the hairstyling industry, my experience is one of my biggest strengths. I consider myself a “Swiss Army Stylist” capable of comfortably covering everything from traditional techniques to modern styles. My goal with every haircut is to provide a unique experience and ensure my customers leave feeling great and looking fabulous. 

When I’m not working, I love just relaxing with my cat Jack and listening to music. Some of my favorite artists and personal heroes are Tim Buckley, Jimi Hendrix, and Tommy Johnson. I am also an avid feng shui practitioner and always enjoy learning new ideas and practices to better myself and my community.

  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 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.