Barbershop owner Javier Hernandez finds his path.
On Bird Road there lies a barbershop trying its hardest to distinguish itself from the rest. Grumen Barbershop is far from a traditional barbershop, in fact it feels more like a “man-cave,” than anything else. When I first walked in not only was I greeted by many smiling faces and “good mornings,” but I was also greeted by a couch, a large TV, and posters all over the walls. I really appreciated the atmosphere and instantly felt comfortable, and it seems like I wasn’t the only one. Most consider getting a haircut to me a chore but every customer I saw looked legitimately happy to be there. Even customers who were finished with their hair cuts stayed around a while to talk to the staff.
What makes Grumen such a unique barbershop isn’t the great job they do on their haircut, but their dedication to making the place feel like anything but a barbershop. The unique aesthetic and tight community makes it feel more personable than most barber shops, which in my experience have all had kind staff but it has felt that the staff put on that demeanor because they needed to.