Many have asked how I came up with the idea of V’s. The answer lies in my fond memories of going to the classic barber shops for a hair cut with my dad while growing up in Tucson. I keenly remember the sights and smells of Nick’s Barbershop and the real experience of being a boy among men. It was a place that we could go together and do more than get a hair cut. It was a place that made lasting memories.
My son was born in 1994 and I went looking for a barber shop that would let me make memories with him. I did not find the local barber shop that I was looking for in Phoenix, or anywhere else, so I decided to open one. This proved to be a challenge, as I am not a Barber and knew nothing of the industry. In 1999, the first V’s Barbershop opened and we have given thousands of hair cuts to men and their sons since. We have grown V’s into a business that now has locations in multiple states and I thrilled that so many find a visit to V’s to be a relaxing pleasure rather than a chore.
It is my goal to provide a first-class barber shop experience at a reasonable price. If we do our job right then you too will get more than a hair cut and a shave—the experience will be memorable. My dad died in 2003 and in his memory I sincerely hope that the barber shop experience at V’s is something that you and your son remember for a long time.
Jim Valenzuela “V”
Founder and CEO
Just wanted to let you know that your new facility in Bellingham, WA is outstanding. I moved here from Illinois a couple of years ago, and I have not been able to find a barber capable of the kind of work I was accustomed to. Now I have. My new barber, Peter, at Bakerview Square is very well trained, very conscientious, and very talented. The owner, Evah, is obviously determined to have the best facility in Northwest Washington, and she has done that. Although the TV system wasn’t able to provide the GOLF TV channel, everything else was superb, and I will be a customer from this point forward.—Bob M.
By far one of the best barbers I have ever had the pleasure to cut my hair. Being a retired military guy, it is hard to find someone who can do a proper marine high and tight. She gets it right every time and makes me feel right at home when I come in. She has a GREAT personality and I have observed her style with other customers and she is SUPERFANTASTIC! Furthermore, she runs a tight ship and her entire crew keeps a clean shop to a high professional standard. She does a great job with my 11 year old son, so much that he enjoys going to get a trim. I could not ask for a better grade of service!—Adam C.
Every guy should be here. Period. Forget your girlfriend’s salon, say goodbye to your mom’s stylist, it’s time to MAN UP! Best shave EVER!!!—Alex S.