The original chop shop

March 8, 2016
By Tamara Thomson

Rudy’s Barbershop first opened its doors in 1993 with its first store located in the very spot it sits in today: 614 E. Pine St. With Rudy’s, they wanted to create a “cross-generational community center” with a sense of place for people in the community as well as help to spawn a creative energy through music and art while offering a great haircut at a great price. So as with most successful businesses, what started with one store has now expanded to many in L.A., New York and Portland. Rudy’s current success can be traced to it’s strategic partnerships with lifestyle brands like: Ace Hotels, Apolis, Tom’s Shoes and the Stranger Magazine. They continue to partner with well known brands: Davines, Bumble and Bumble and Malin and Goetz and support upcoming brands like Baxter, Le Labo, Grants and Level Organic Soaps with an emphasis on sustainable beauty. Rudy’s continues to grow, expand and to educate. Their internship is an extensive 4-week program that covers men’s cuts, women’s cuts and color and they are always looking to invest in fresh, new stylists. And the best part? They’re located just across the street. With convenience and quality like this, it’s hard not to try them out at least once. 

Rudys Barbershop

I LOVE to try new hairstyles (as some of you may know by now). With this trip to Rudy’s, I only had one thing in mind: Bangs. This is the before.


And after.

Deirdra at Rudy's

The shop and stylists both have an amazing amount of personality. That’s my stylist, Deirdra, hiding behind the towel.

Rudys exterior

The easily recognizable storefront