One early Friday morning in 2004, I woke up and felt like I had been struck by lightning. I made a phone call and ended up speaking to the owner of Bayview Barber College in San Francisco. I enrolled, started school the following Tuesday, and never looked back.

In May 2005, I opened my first barbershop - The San Mateo Zoo. With the help of a young barber by the name of Carlo Contreras, our first year did well and even better over time. On the Zoo’s 8th year, I knew I had to do more. I wanted to pay homage to the barbers before me by opening a shop that would ultimately become the precursor to my future as a barber. Shane’s Barbershop - a full service barbershop that could dispel any doubt to what I thought as "the perfect service.”

In July of 2013, Shane's Barbershop opened in downtown San Mateo. Through many years, countless work hours, the body pain, the highs and lows, and the unfathomable amount of stress it took to make it happen - we are now here. A barbershop that I am proud to put my name on.

Come by the shop. Get a cut. Get a straight razor shave. Or just hang out. On behalf of myself and my team, we would love to meet you. And if you're already a loyal client, we can't thank you enough for the continued support.