Receptionists? No, thanks

By Emily Brown When Mr V opened his first V’s Barbershop in 1999 he really wanted the barbershop to be as authentic as possible. Whoever heard of receptionists in old-fashioned barbershops? It’s much better to have that personal touch, with the relationship between a barber and his or her patron as undiluted as possible. So… Read more »

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Boys and their Toys

The way to a man’s heart—and ultimately his hair—is through his smartphone. Salon owners sound off on how to leverage today’s mobile technology to grow your male client base.  Men love their gadgets. So could the unstoppable rise of male-specific grooming destinations be linked to how they are using technology? ….. Emily Brown, director of… Read more »

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For Father’s Day, consider some manly pampering at V’s Barbershop

Scott McDaniel is bringing the old-fashioned barbershop back to San Diego. As the owner of V’s Barbershop in Del Mar, McDaniel recently opened his second location in Carlsbad. “This new location is important because it’s a wonderful market,” said Jim Valenzuela, founder and CEO of V’s Barbershop. “In all of Southern California, you’d be hard-pressed… Read more »

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Barbershop Or Beer, It’s All In A Business Day

By Virginia Citrano When most people think of serial entrepreneurs, they think of people like Mark Cuban, or Richard Branson, or Elon Musk. Add Verona’s Jamie Emma to the list. Emma is juggling three businesses right now, and two of them will make you look good, or look like the life of the party. Or… Read more »

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Five minutes with Chad Renbarger

Meet Chad Renbarger, Fishers resident. How long have you lived in Fishers? “We’ve lived here around 13 years.” Where do you like to eat in Fishers? “We like Murphy’s a lot. We try to pick the locally owned places, and there’s a lot to choose from. We try to rotate our choices around quite a… Read more »

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Mr. V. chimes in on the signs of summer

And so it begins. Today the Valley will hit an unseasonably hot high of 107 again, then will experience a “cool-down” of 99 degrees Thursday, only to remain in the triple digits through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. This means, to paraphrase “Groundhog Day:” It’s gonna be hot, it’s gonna be… Read more »

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