In the four years since we started The Bearded Bastard, we've had the fortunate opportunity to meet and partner up with some of the most talented professionals in the men's grooming community. Our growing list of retailers includes some of the best rated barbershops and men's stores in the world.
Partnering with these shops not only helps us get our grooming products to more of you, we also get valuable feedback that goes directly into improving the products we sell.
To shine a light on this family of experts and the amazing things they do in the grooming world, we're launching a new feature here on The Journal to called Retailer Spotlight. First up — The Standard Barbershop in Fairfax, VA.
The Standard Barbershop is a family-owned business located in the heart of Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. Opened by expert barber Tommy Cheung, The Standard just celebrated its 1 Year Anniversary this month.
In the short amount of time since it opened, The Standard has gained a reputation in the D.C. area as the place to go for everything you need to look the part of a discerning gentleman. From hot towels and straight-razor shaves, to grooming products from top brands like The Bearded Bastard.
"It’s our vision of what a barbershop should be: quality cuts with a laid back atmosphere and a friendly staff that makes every client feel special,” says Cheung. “Being a barber is more than just cutting hair; it’s about a craft that is so long forgotten. It’s about the opportunity of making people look and feel good about who they are."
Barbershops were historically places where men gathered to discuss local politics and ponder the state of the world while being pampered with a great shave and haircut. The Standard brings back that relaxed masculine atmosphere and step away from the modern digital age.
If you live near Fairfax, or find yourself in the D.C. area, be sure to stop by The Standard for a cut and to re-up on your favorite TBB products.