Southpaw Barbershop will open May 26; Grand opening event will offer prizes
Tommy Andrade and Jeff Chou are co owners of the new Southpaw Barbershop at 3614 California Ave Sw,
They have scheduled a grand opening celebration on May 26 including a ribbon cutting event with great prizes to raffle including, front row Mariners tickets, Sounders tickets, a 2 night stay at Fairmont Olympic Hotel and free haircuts for a year! All the proceeds are going to Amara foster care services.
Andrade was previously an engineer who worked at SpaceX and made the switch to barbering. Chou also made the switch from corporate America working for Amazon's corporate offices.
The two met in barber college and had the dream to open their own shop and give back to the community. Andrade said, "We both are ambassadors for Amara foster care and we offer our services free to foster kids! We are cultivating a culture of community first and want to give back as much as we can. All of my barbers are encouraged to donate services to a cause near and dear to them. One of my barbers offers free haircuts to homeless veterans and another offers free head shaves and haircuts to cancer patients for the entirety they are undergoing treatment. We will also be donating 20% of every dollar we make the first week of the month to a different cause in the community."
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where you can also book an appointment.