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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V’s Wins a Telly Award

The Telly Awards…with nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries receiving a trophy is a big deal. The Telly’s website reads that more than 500 industry professionals judged various work across numerous categories. The V’s Campaign [all three spots] won a Bronze Telly. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is… Read more »