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Joel Malave is from New Haven Connecticut and graduate of the Major League Barber Academy. His east coast roots have made him a hard core Boston Red Sox fan but other than that he has fit in perfectly with the Austin scene and especially here at South Austin Barber Shop. Participating in organized baseball in his youth, he now plays softball allowing him the chance to stay on the field doing something he really enjoys. You will also catch him at the lake or letting his dog take him for a walk. The barbering profession tops the list of things Joel is passionate about in life. He loves meeting new clients and building those relationships. Don’t hesitate to book with Joel as his abilities behind the chair allow him to tackle any head of hair that walks through the door.

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Steven Johnson grew up in Syracuse, New York and got to Texas as soon as he could in 2012.  He is another fine product of the BeVelle Barber School right here in Austin that continues to turn out top notch talent year after year. Being a barber is always an adrenaline rush for Steven as he never tires of the satisfaction that delivering the goods on whatever hairstyle his client has requested.  His arsenal of hairstyles is very diverse whether it is a fade, long hair, design, gentlemen cut, hot lather shave or anything in between, Steven enjoys and excels at them all. You may even find him in a barbershop on his days off just hanging out. Barber Shops and Steven are just a natural fit. If you can get him out of the shop, you’ll probably find him exploring Austin, on the basketball court, or standing in line at a food truck. Book an appointment and see for yourself the love Steven has for this profession.




While serving almost 5 years in the U.S. Army, Antonio Clark gained a love for barbering. He would volunteer his services to soldiers who were more than happy to let him hone his hair cutting skills. From the Army it was straight to the Labarbaria Hair Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, to obtain his official barber license. After researching the barber shop scene in Austin, Antonio found his way to South Austin Barber Shop. It didn’t take us long to realize the extraordinary skill level that had just walked through our door. It is obvious Antonio’s talent level makes him confident cutting all styles, lengths and textures of hair.  Antonio loves what he does and every aspect of the barbering profession. We invite you to see what all the fuss is about and book an appointment with Mr. Antonio Clark.   

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Moses Ferndandez (Moe) is an Austin product who fell in love with the barbering industry. Memories of conversations, laughter, and the environment, right down to the unique smells of a barbershop drew him in. With a lot of hands on experience cutting hair already, Moe made it official when he  graduated from BeVelle Barber School. Moe enjoys a challenge and loves ALL styles and types of hair. He’ll listen to what the client wants, take what the client gives him, and in a lot of cases, add his own flavor to the cut which he considers an art form. Moe is a culture fanatic and loves trying new foods, visiting new places, and has plans of taking mission trips around the world. Family and church is at the top of the list when it comes to how he spends his time. You can also catch him in the gym and playing basketball.  Moe has a love affair with hair, plain and simple. Come see for yourself. Follow him @moethebarber94

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Matt knew at a young age that he wanted to be a professional barber. He would do edge ups, haircuts and even fades for family members. The more positive feedback he got the more he truly believed he would someday be cutting hair for a living. That vision became a reality when Matt graduated from BeVelle Barber School right here in Austin. Matt believes that being a barber allows him a platform for great interpersonal conversations along with being able to give the gift of confidence that comes with a fresh haircut. A personal favorite haircut of his is the fade and design work. Much of Matt's free time is spent enjoying the outdoors and traveling with his wife and two daughters. 



Daniel Cassadas is a Southern California native, in fact, he’s a tribal member of the Juañeno Band of Mission Indians. Though a transplant, today, he couldn’t be more proud to call Austin, Texas, his home. Daniel started cutting hair at the age of 14, but what began as a 20 year hobby, has transformed into a thriving professional career. Daniel has an appreciation for the barbering craft and the vulnerability between client and barber, including the relationships it creates. He values the ancient history and traditions of the barbershop, and the future it holds. Outside of the barbershop, you can find Daniel enjoying his family, and friends; while relishing the outdoors, music, film, art, and sports. He is most proud of his faith and relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Daniel’s favorite service to perform is a classic straight razor shave with hot and cold towels. So, if you feel like treating yourself, or someone else, book an appointment with Daniel, you’ll be happy you did!



For Tim Beard, being a professional barber is not just a job. Being a barber is his lifestyle, his passion, and simply who he is. With over 9 years of barbering experience, it is really the only line of work he has ever been in, and would want it no other way. Specializing in all men’s hair styles, hair textures, as well as precise detailed straight razor work, Tim is the man who will get the desired result you are looking for.



Ramon Tavarez Jr. (Kiko) is a product of Success School LLC Barber College in downtown Chicago. There are some barbers who are what we call a "natural" - Kiko is a prime example. With four years of professional barbering experience, he could easily be mistaken for someone with many many more. No career compares to being a barber in Kiko's mind. He respects the profession and loves every aspect of it. One of the driving forces that makes him consistently go the extra mile, is the look of a satisfied customer. His confidence level is sky high - for a good reason. If you can describe your desired cut or have a picture - Kiko can and will make it happen! Follow him @kiko.the.barber



Robert Dorantes is a native Texan and graduate of Modern Barber College in Houston. It will be clear right from the start you are in good hands as Robert's intuition makes him quick to understand your intended look. Robert specializes in the businessman's cut and is right out front when it comes to all the latest styles and trends. Please note that Robert hasn't ever gotten around to gaining experience with textured hair such as African Americans have.  In addition to being a highly skilled Master Barber, Robert has a passion for music and is the leader of a three-time Grammy nominated band. Family comes first with Robert and that is where most of his time is spent when the clippers aren't running or the trumpet isn't playing. Robert's easy demeanor and awesome abilities will soon make you one of his many regulars.

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From Belton Texas through Texas A&M University and Beevelle Barber School, Dru has made it a a point to live life to its fullest. As a young man, he was off to an impressive start as he achieved the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Dru enjoys a wide variety of interests that center around music, acting, business, entrepreneurship and of course being a professional barber. Dru has a diversified skill set which includes, but is not limited to: straight razor work, design, fades, color and shear cuts. Along with an awesome haircut, Dru can introduce you to his very own successful line of hair products. Check out his haircuts and hair products at and @FaymousFades

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