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George Brown opened Brown's Barbershop in 1976 in North Morro Bay's Manfredo Square.  Gail owned Brown's for several years.  For the past 24 years, Brown's has been owned and operated by the one and only Julie, who is talented and well-liked.  She retired in June 2017 and I know that she will be missed.  I will especially miss her quirky wisdom, I learned a lot from her.  

My name is Emily and I am the owner of Brown's.  I graduated from the SLO Beauty & Barber College in early June 2017.  I am a California State Licensed Barber.  Prior to this adventure, I worked in SLO as an Ophthalmic Assistant & Retinal Angiographer for 18 years.  I loved what I did and who I worked with - they were my family.  I thoroughly enjoyed taking care of and talking to my patients, especially the elderly.  It pained me to leave them, but this opportunity to be my own boss, be closer to home and take care of people on a more personal level helped me stay focused and attain my goal.  I am grateful for all of my family and friends who believed in me and helped keep my chin up during the past couple years.  Its been an incredible experience.  I used to work in eyes, now hair....I'm moving up in the world...ha ha ha, but seriously, I am excited to start this chapter of my life.  The barber life is in my blood.  


In July 2017, I started bringing some classic barbering services back to Brown's.  Haircuts with straight razor outline finish.  Hot towel - straight razor face shaves, head shave have been added to the services offered.  

By the way, this shop does not have a shampoo bowl, so PLEASE come in with clean hair and scalp.  Please do not have hairspray or any products in the hair.  It is not good for my scissors and clippers.

We have 2 dog friends who work here, Ben and Skye.  Sometimes they bark.  They started here in the end of 2018.  They love greeting people and laying out in the sun.

It is my goal to create and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for anyone walking through the door.  I am really friendly, a little goofy and animated, sometimes socially awkward, and I am always kind.  I just really like people, especially the elderly.  

Brown's has switched to appointments as of 26 May 2020 to comply with State Regulations.  Walk-in service is no longer available.

I look forward to seeing you!  Have an absolutely fantabulous day!


Barber / Owner, Brown's Barber Shop 

*Please do not come in with a cold or flu - these are HIGHLY contagious and Brown's clients are primarily elderly. I also do not wish to become ill, again. Please be considerate.**


**here are a few pics of the shop transformation progression

A bit about Brown's...

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