Brooke's journey began in 2012 at Virginia College where she was Pivot Point Trained. After school, and a short time in salons, she realized that men's grooming and short precision cuts were at the peak of her interests. She took her talents to the barbershops of a Georgia military town and perfected her craft. Brooke now specializes in fades, tapering and scissor cuts. She is eager and is constantly practicing innovative men's grooming techniques. In her off time you can find Brooke outdoors, submerged in non-fiction, working out, traveling or checking out a local show.
Originally from McDonough Ga (and proud), baby Erin crawled at the feet of her great granny who had a barbershop in their home. It was only natural that after she learned to walk, she learned to cut. With over 10 years of professional experience specializing in men’s grooming, Erin joins The Shave team more than capable to tackle your fade or your beard. In Erin’s free time she enjoys, hanging with her boyfriend, going to shows in East Atlanta, and wood working. Fun fact: Her favorite tool is the scroll saw.
Jonathan is a Georgia native who found his passion for hair through monthly trips to the barbershop with his father during his childhood. He was fascinated by the way a true barbershop operated, seeing people being transformed right before his eyes. When he came of age, he took this passion and went to study his craft at Paul Mitchell in Atlanta, one of the area's premier educational institutions for hair cutting and styling. Jonathan was employed as an educator at Paul Mitchell prior to joining the team at The Shave. When he isn't at the shop Jonathan enjoys video games, friends, music, and skateboarding.
Laken offers the charm and hospitality known to the Magnolia state, where her heart is deeply rooted. With a huge leap of faith, she moved to Atlanta, embracing a personal challenge for growth. She sought out The Shave because she believes in our mission of an old school vibe combined with precise and cutting edge techniques. She has a passion for hair design and believes the right look can change your destiny, and so do we. Laken loves life and will always make you smile! She enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, music, happy hour and being on the water.
Obie spent his teenage years between his home town of Decatur and skulking about the Little 5 Points neighborhood of Atlanta with all the other musicians and outcasts. He later attended The Berklee College of Music in Boston before settling for a time in the eclectic and beautiful city of Ashville NC. He spent years in academia earning degrees in Orchestration, Religion and Philosophy and Arts Education, but being in bands and surrounded by the musician’s funky styles is what inspired him towards yet another expertise, Cosmetology. He learned his craft at Paul Mitchell and enjoys the precise nature of men’s cutting techniques. He is (of course) thinking about pursuing a duel license in barbering. When this man sleeps, we have no idea.
Scott has never been afraid to take hold of a challenge. He’ll tell you about his military service, racing motorcycles, singing in a rock band, and probably more than one delicately phrased “dad joke”. However, his biggest sense of pride comes from raising his family. It’s with their love and support that Scott was able to tackle a career in cosmetology. After leaving his home town of Statesboro Scott joins The Shave hungry to learn and is now working towards a duel license for barbering. When you stop by have him tell you about the two guys that walked into a bar.
A native North Carolinian, Todd joined the military in his youth while concurrently earning a degree in public relations from UNC-Chapel Hill. However, he was bit by a creative bug and decided to “live his best life”. After 15 years mastering his craft Todd finds men’s hair to be the most creative. When time allows he travels to the Outer Banks and the mountains, cuts on set for short films and videos, cruises the drive-in, practices the culinary arts and blows a mean sax.
Get to know Wilhelm for a moment and you’ll hear about what he calls “Charleston’s superior hospitality”. Just try to argue with the man. You’ll lose in the most cordial and friendly way. As a youth, Wilhelm fell in love with barbering from the start and after much practice he proudly acquired his Master Barber license. When not barbering he loves exotic food, traveling and volunteering with local at-risk youth. The Shave is proud to have Wilhelm help aid us in our combined belief that we can change lives one cut at a time.
Growing up, Schuyler “Sky” has always had eclectic tastes: from poetry to skateboarding – and Johnny Cash to underground punk. However, his strong love for men’s fashion and grooming trumped all others. After playing with bands and traveling the US, Sky worked for Ralph Lauren and later Vans, brands that strongly reflected his duel interests. It was there that he honed his customer service and human relation skills over a 10 year career as a General Manager. He spends his free time going to events with his beautiful wife Madolyn, or cuddling with his dog sized cat, Phil. With years of leadership behind him and the ability to the anticipate the needs of his clients, Sky combines just the right amount of rugged and refined for a modern day barbershop.
Connor, a born and raised Georgia native started working in the customer service industry out of Highschool. With a resume that ranges from retail management, salon management and even artists management for Epitaph Records, his diverse training has given him the ability to anticipate client needs and ensure a great experience from start to finish. When Connor is not in the shop you can find him on his bike riding throughout the city in search for the next best craft beer, at different artists events or making art himself
Hailing from Lancaster, California, Brandon came to Atlanta with high expectations for himself and surroundings. Blazing his own path and inspiring those in his sphere of influence in a positive way is incredibly important to him. A hard worker his whole life, he’s gained supervisory roles in past positions very quickly. His core foundation is built on compassion and fairness which is crucial in the field of hospitality and crucial to The Shave’s philosophies. Brandon’s interests and hobbies are so varied; from comics to health and wellness, that finding common ground through great conversation comes easy for him.
While on his daily cycling excursions through the streets and back alleys of his home town ATL, Eli might easily be mistaken for a masked vigilante, minus the mask, and the aggression. Eli centers himself through photography, Chinese boxing, and meditation. His calm demeanor allows him to help balance the ruckus of our busy shop while greeting clients and keeping The Shave tidy. And damn, he’s good with a broom. Voltron Forever!