Daniel is a local boy, born and raised in Inglewood, with barbering in his blood. He started right out of highschool following in his Grandfather’s footsteps who had a barbershop in Mexico City. Daniel loves giving a nice hot towel, straight-razor shave and a gentleman’s scissor cut whenever he can, so much so that he gives back to his community and the country the best way he knows how, by cutting Veterans hair on his days off.
Thomas couldn’t be more proud of being South Bay born and raised. It’s also the place where he learned to cut hair 7 years ago. Starting out practicing on his friends and family until they were banging the door down for his cuts. He is a master of the clippers and specializes in his favorite, tapers and fades, baby! Thomas loves keeping his clients cuts tight as a banjo and looking prom fresh.
Jody, growing up in Venice, always had an eye and passion for cutting hair. The desire she had for cutting and shaping brought such curiosity that she even cut all the hair on her sisters dolls into mohawks when they were little. Her style of cutting is much like the music she loves, Jazz, creating smooth side-part pompadours and classic mens styles.
Nicky has been around since the inception of Svelte, but found interest in barbering over 10 years ago. Hanging out in a barbershop his older brother Timmy, our founder, owned in Boston where they grew up, he realized all of the barbers there were having fun while making money. Always a creative, Nicky took to it instantly. He flexes his artistic ability on every haircut he does and will tell you in great detail the love he has for timeless natural haircuts and his 1970 Honda Goldwing motorcycle.
Steve is our boy from Queens. He’s been cutting hair for more than 12 years and you can tell from his amazing haircuts. He started cutting hair in college for some beer money and while doing so realized he was doing his dream job. He will give you a clean, skin tight fade or a smooth, sophisticated gentleman's tapered cut. Steve considers barbering an art and when you see the finished product of your haircut from him, you’ll understand why.
Timmy is kind of the Mr. Miyagi around Svelte. Not just because he’s older than all of us, but because he’s been cutting hair since he was 12 and has been opening/operating shops since he was 18. He’s got 6 barbershops under his belt starting in Boston, where he grew up, to Beverly Hills, his first shop under the Svelte brand. His experience and barber knowledge runs through every strand of Svelte’s DNA, but it all stems from the very reason he started Svelte in the first place, the idea that the only thing standing between a man and him feeling and looking his best is information.
Dan is not a barber, even though he wishes he was so he could stop getting razzed at company parties, he’s a regular guy who realized that barbers speak a different language than their clients and that language barrier has always been the problem with men’s grooming. He saw early on that if you want to make mens grooming effortless for normal guys, you have to be able to translate a barbers knowledge into palatable information. Thanks to Dan’s translation we can be the informative, trustworthy grooming brand we are today.