Barbershop + Men's Hair Care

They're Dunbar

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When I arrived at the Dunbar shop to interview Bre and Victoria for this posting, TroyBoi was sitting in Bre’s chair getting a haircut. After he left, Victoria told me that the British rapper/DJ and his manager had been driving along the street and decided to pop in because they loved the modern design and vibe. They said it was totally different to the other local barbershops. And they’re right…
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Meet Weldon

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Before Weldon was offered his apprenticeship at JD’s, he helped out around the shop to fulfil his work experience requirement for VCC. On his first day, he was asked to clean the drain from the shop sink. Now, anybody that has ever cleaned their own shower has experienced the quagmire of hair and product that can get stuck in a drain. We like to keep JD’s extra tidy, but when you’ve got over a hundred people coming through the doors everyday … The occasional clog is a reality. Weldon dived into that drain and the drain dived right back at him. As he was clearing out leftover hair, shampoo, and water, a fateful splash shot out from the sink and straight into his mouth. The fact that Weldon finished cleaning that sink, came back the next day, and has been coming back for almost two years now says a lot about him. And that’s leaving out the time we made him dress up as Doc Brown and run around serving guests tequila all day.
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Meet Monet

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If you’re a shop regular, it’s almost impossible that you haven’t run into Monet and her adorable shadow, Jeffrey the Bully. The pair are Gastown and Vancouver Club staples. But maybe you only come in on Tuesdays, or maybe you’re a new customer looking to learn who gives the best fade. Whatever the case, if you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting these partners in crime, this blog will give you a little introduction to the queen of JD’s Barbershop and her English bulldog.
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Cutting Class

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Want to know how we give out the best cuts in the city? Want to learn tips and tricks for a killer fade? Maybe how to give a proper, straight razor shave? Well, mark your calendars for March 6th and 13th, because JD’s is taking you back to school. 
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The Shoot

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If you strolled down Blood Alley or Gaoler’s Mews recently, you might have spotted three models with fresh cuts and killer outfits. We know every self-proclaimed style blogger has posed in that alley at some point, but this shoot was a little different. This was a Gastown original—2017 men’s style trends straight from JD himself.
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