Mister Brown’s Barber Shop Is The Coolest Place You’ve Never Been!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAd1n3ImmIh/?taken-by=misterbrowns

“John Lennon killed the barber business,” says Lee Brown, owner of Mister Brown’s Barber shop in North Park. “During the Vietnam War and rise of the hippy movement, Lennon grew his hair out, the masses followed and barber shops became less and less popular.”

But recently, the barber business has been making an incredible comeback! Thanks to the popularity of the “dapper” lifestyle, more and more men are choosing to spend their grooming budget in places like Mister Brown’s.

And that’s good for our city.

We had the chance to sit down with Lee in his shop and hear the story of how he came to open this incredible San Diego business.

When he opened in December 2014, the shop was doing 1-2 haircuts per day. In just the three short years that they’ve been open, they’re now pushing 90-100 haircuts per day.

Lee, who’s from New York, says that he had a lot of inspiration to open the shop. Places like Fellow Barber and Blind Barber got his creative juices flowing.

When we asked him what makes his shop different from others, his answer was simple and to the point:

“Customer service is our number one.”

Customer service is first and foremost, but that is’t the only thing that sets Mister Brown’s apart from the rest. Lee and his wife Laura treat their barbers like family, saying, “They do what I can’t do. They’re the artists.”

The other component that has customers raving is the urban design; “We put a lot of thought into the design and the fabric. We did’t rush,” said Lee.

And it’s apparent! The second you walk into the shop you can see the time devoted to every detail of the decor. From the fixtures, to the sexy exposed-brick walls and the gorgeous wood floors. Everything is more than you’d expect it to be.

Summed up, we’ll call it manly-hipster-chic. The kick-ass industrial design sets the perfect tone for anyone enjoying a cut and a hot shave. While waiting, patrons can kick back with a game of pool or relax with a beer and watch TV in the lounge area.

The open space and lounge also make Mister Brown’s the perfect place for a bachelor party to get ready for the big day.

“With the shop doing great, what’s next for Mister Brown’s?” we asked.

“As we move forward, we’re moving towards a lifestyle brand,” said Lee.

The Browns are currently developing a product line with everything from shampoo and moisturizing creams, to shave creams and much more. The ultimate goal is to get the Mister Brown brand into other shops and department stores. After that, they want to open another shop.

Getting a cut and a shave doesn’t have to be another chore to check off the to-do list. A trip to the barber shop used to be a special time for men who cared. If that sounds like you, then there’s no better place to do it than our local Mister Brown’s Barber shop!

Share This Event
Event Details
The Latest
Lilian's Weekend Brunch at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s beloved signature restaurant Lilian’s is excited to introduce a new weekend brunch on March 2, served on Saturdays and...
Ilan-Lael Spring Workshops
Discover a fresh perspective on beauty, art and nature at Ilan-Lael during this spring’s inspiring workshops hosted by the Ilan-Lael Foundation. Delve into the enchanting...
Cardiff Farmers Market Anniversary
Cardiff Farmer’s Market, the weekly Certified Farmer’s Market hosted by the Cardiff 101 Mainstreet Association, is excited to announce its 1st anniversary with a special...
Wu Tsai QRT.yrd Concert Series
The Conrad’s outdoor Wu Tsai QRT.yrd Concert Series returns with five free concerts in Spring 2024. Plan to meet up with friends at The Conrad...
The Dish
The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!...
Cyndi Smith and Basem Harb of Fierce & Kind make award-winning spirits that combine passion and purpose with sustainable production.
We got to sit down for a chat with Basem Harb and Cyndi Smith, the dynamic duo behind Fierce & Kind, a San Diego-based brand...
Event Details
Upcoming Events
California Wine Festival Carlsbad
June 28, 2024
6:30 pm
  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
The California Wine Festival, a nationally recognized event series, is proud to announce its return in 2024 to celebrate over 20 years of bringing attention...
Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival
May 10, 2024
3:00 pm
  • Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Seaport Village
Great news, music lovers….the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival is charting a highly anticipated comeback! Following successful collaborations with the Port of San Diego and...
21st annual Gator By The Bay Festival
May 9, 2024
6:00 pm
  • Spanish Landing Park
The 21st annual Gator By The Bay, the largest and most authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou, will return to...
BeachLife Festival Redondo Beach
May 3, 2024
12:00 pm
BeachLife, Southern California’s premier live music, art, and culinary festival, is back again for its 5th year, taking over Redondo Beach’s picturesque waterfront this 2024....
Art Alive
April 25, 2024
6:30 pm
  • San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is in full bloom this spring, with floral designers interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection into...
Event Search: