Welcome to The Urban Shave


Nested in the historic Egyptian quarter of Park Blvd in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego is the Urban Shave, a one chair barbershop reminiscent of 1800′s European charm and elegance. Where the classic arts of barbering and hot lather shaves was the norm not just a luxury. Allow yourself to experience first hand the total relaxation of centuries old tradition.

Welcome to The Urban Shave, my name is David O; I am a licensed Master Barber with over 19 years of experience.  As a second-generation barber, I carry on the fading traditions taught to me by my father and mother, a barber and hairdresser respectively. As a young man the men in my family taught me how to wet shave using the badger brush and straight razor, and I impart the same kind of experience and knowledge to each of my customers.  My scissor and shaving techniques were perfected as a certified Event/Master Barber at the Art of Shaving Barber Spa in Bellevue Washington; where I helped to facilitate shaving events at the Nordstrom flagship store in downtown Seattle.  Whilst in Seattle I was given the opportunity to work alongside many talented Barbers and Stylists at Acme Barbershop Capitol Hill.

As a European native, my barbering skills and interests reflect those of the great barbers of Great Britain.  However, my upbringing in Northern California and Oahu, are reflected in my demeanor and the overall vibe of The Urban Shave.

Schedule an appointment and see for yourself what masterful technique, old world charm, and individual attention can do for you.


Thank you for choosing the Urban Shave

David O.

Owner/Master Barber

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