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***** East Taylor Barbershop is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 84 reviews!

  • *****

    I went for the first time to this shop and was welcomed as a walk in. Immediately had a seat with nacho. He listened really well and understood what I wanted, worked with me and accommodated to what my vision was with his knowledge of what is possible.

    Nacho took his time and made sure everything was perfect. At the end I was super happy with both my fresh ass cut and the great service. This is going to be my new go to spot with nacho for sure.

  • *****

    Nacho is a life saver! I made a bad mistake of getting my 5 year old's hair cut by someone at another shop last week and needed someone to fix it asap because he starts school tomorrow. I should've came here in the first place but I will from now on! I made a appointment this morning and was able to get a appointment. Came in and was seen by Nacho. My sons hair was pretty hacked up but I told Nacho to just do what he could without having to cut my sons hair off. He did a awesome job! My son was so happy, we got in the car to leave and my son said " I like him, he fixed my hair and was really good because he took his time." Literally his own words...Nacho was really good and super down to earth!We will def be back!Thank you!!!

  • *****

    I was recommended to see Nacho. Hands down one of the best barbers I have ever been to in a long time! Hard to find barbers with his skill! I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to get a fresh hair cut! It was amazing to finally find a quality barbershop that has barbers like Nacho ready any day of the week.

  • *****

    When you need a perfect haircut with someone that knows what he's doing and takes his time to perfect his haircuts go to East Taylor Barbershop and ask for nacho, amazing barber & amazing barbershop!!

  • *****

    Just recently moved to San Jose and was looking for a place to tame my crappy hair.
    The moment I walked in I was greeted like an old friend. Kingsley was great! I had let my hair grow way too long and gave him the challenge of doing whatever he thought would look good to it! If you want the before and after photos, you'll just have to follow their Instagram page. Anyway, it was great conversation, felt comfortable instantly and left totally satisfied. Looks like my first pick was the lucky one. They've earned themselves a regular. :)

  • *****

    Been here twice with my son for his haircuts and we had a great experience!

  • *****

    First time having a haircut in States. I discovered this barbershop.

    I did a walk-in with no appointment and was warmly welcomed. Found out that the ATM was not working. But i was still given a haircut first although i had told them i had no cash on hand. The barber later directed me to the nearest ATM after the haircut. THATS TRUST!!! RESPECT!!!

    Haircut was awesome!! but my mistake to forget to ask for his name. i remembered is the guy with blonde dreadlocks. His fading skills are very meticulous!!

    So do drop by this barber shop and you will have no regrets.

  • *****

    This shop is your iconic barbershop. Great discussions about sports and whats happening with the world. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the barbers are attentive to the needs of the customers. My barber Jherico is very attentive and can keep up a great conversation. I highly recommend him and this shop.

  • *****

    Went in today to get a cut by Carlos, dude was quick and professional and he can hook you up with a dope fade in a hurry I appreciate the quality I always get when I come here. This is the go to spot for sure !!!

  • *****

    Came here with the apprehension of a woman getting her haircut at a barbershop. Jherico (@kuyakutz) was very accommodating, kind and professional. My son gets his haircut there, and he always comes home very clean and sharp. I showed Jherico the pic and got exactly what I asked for. It's about putting my dollars back into small business and supporting the neighborhood. East Taylor Barbershop and Jherico did not disappoint. I'm definitely going back!!

  • *****

    Been to this shop few times now. Finally made a decision with who I'll be getting my haircut with every time. Jherico left me with a awesome cut and made sure I got the haircut I wanted. He's also a real cool guy to talk. I definitely recommend him if you're looking for a better haircut . Overall shop is clean, simple, and feels very welcoming. 5 stars from me.

  • *****

    Had a great experience here a couple months ago when I brought my little guy in for a haircut. The place was clean and nice. I don't remember the name of the guy who cut my son's hair, but he did an amazing job and was very friendly. We will be back very soon!

  • *****

    Walked into a new barber shop and was really impressed with the results from Jherico. He brought me back to life and had me looking proper. The end result exceeded my expectations and I'll definitely be coming back here for my next cut.

  • *****

    Came here with the apprehension of a woman getting her haircut at a barbershop. Jherico (@kutakutz) was very accommodating, kind and professional. My son gets his haircuts there, and he always comes home very clean and sharp. I showed Jherico the pic and got exactly what I asked for. It's about putting my dollars back into small business and supporting the neighborhood. East Taylor Barbershop and Jherico did not disappoint. I'm definitely going back!!

  • *****

    Sandra will hook you up right and make you feel brand new. I will definitely be returning once my hair gets to be unbearable again. lil more pricey than a chain haircut shop but worth it in better quality

  • *****

    Normally don't give 5 star reviews but this is a must. Ask for Jay he is a veteran barber with extreme skills. Was able to give me a fresh fade with beard fade and line up. I was so fresh . Instant confidence booster as soon as i got off the chair. This is my new spot and my new barber Jay.

  • *****

    This is a 5 star barber shop must see Johan Popal the gentleman knows how to do a 5 star job couldn't be any happier with my hair cut thank you again and will definitely be back soon!

  • *****

    Tried a few different spots in the San Jos area but this was definitely the one I'll keep going to. Go see Jay and you will not be disappointed. Bald fade came out perfectly

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    Jay provides out going customer service, he works with you on what you want , very welcoming first time coming here but I'm definitely returning

  • *****

    Jay shaves my head and he trims my beard so that my girl says I look and feel silky smooth. They give you the hot towel treatment, they use the strait Razer, and they always make you feel welcome. 5 star treatment
    Thanks Jay for making me silky smooth

  • *****

    Kingsley is amazing. He has perfect precision. The quality of his line up is phenomenal specially on a toddler. It is so hard to find a good barber for your kids. My son loves King.

  • *****

    Love this place and great people

  • *****

    Great customer service. The place is really nice. The barbers were friendly. The barber did an amazing job. We will return

  • *****

    Best cut in town. My baber is the best, just ask for Kingsley.

  • *****

    The cleanest hair cut I've had since moving to San Jose jherico is a master at his craft definitely coming back. Clean inside great vibe. Really got to hit this place up

  • *****

    Sergio does a great job and everyone in the shop is very friendly. Prices are affordable and the shop is clean and welcoming.

  • *****

    Kingsley is the best place for hair cut in town, shout out to Gladys who is one of the best out there

  • *****

    Every place I called was closed or closing. It was after 5pm and Kingsley answered the call for me! He was just about outa there but said he'd hook me up if I came down. Boy did I need it, as you can see from the photo. The cut was $25 I shot him $30. Thank you for accommodating my time slot and for the great haircut. I'll be back!

  • *****

    Was recommended this place by a friend and got cut by Sandra. She did an excellent job with her blending. Everyone there was nice and had refreshments and entertaining while waiting. Even tho the pricing for a cut is $25 and people might seem that's pricy I think it's worth.

  • *****

    My first time going and the haircut was awesome! JP did a good job! Jus moved out here as well and I highly recommend anyone to go! The atmosphere and people are nice and they have a good time!

  • *****

    I've just moved in 2 blocks away so I decided to try it out. I have to say I made a good decision, I love it! The place is small, clean and with a great atmosphere. I got a hair and beard cut with Sandra, she was just great! I showed her a picture of the haircut that I wanted and she nailed it! I will definitely come back. Last but not least, the relation price/quality makes it worth to come.

  • *****

    I'll start off by saying that for my first haircut from this barbershop, it was one of the best I've had in awhile. I showed my hair stylist (Sandra) exactly what I wanted and she cut just that perfectly. I don't remember what the owners name was but he was more than a friendly gentleman. Can't wait to be back in a couple weeks. Great cuts, great vibe, great service.

  • *****

    Just went to this place last night to get my haircut, and I have to say it is the best one I've received. The staff is courteous and respectful of the clientele -- my barber John carefully listened to my request, and put incredible effort into the cut. If you like hip-hop, the music is great and gives the place a great atmosphere. These guys offer the best service in Japantown, and if you've been searching for a classic barbershop with dedicated professionals, look no further.

  • *****

    First time at the barbershop. Holla at Ceez for a cut. Make sure to make an appointment.

  • *****

    This barber shop is great! I went in not really knowing what I wanted but Jon still hooked me up

  • *****

    Ask for jake, good consistent, quality cuts. Some shops are in a hurry to get u outta that chair, but not here.

  • *****

    all the barbers in this shop can cut. Jake is the barber i've been going to for awhile now. he always has good recommendations when i want to try something new and can cut all different styles from tapers and fades to combovers. the shop is clean with a chill atmosphere. prices are fair at $20 (they'll fix your $10 haircut). music is usually playing and usually some sports on tv. a lot of regulars come here so make sure to make an appointment otherwise you will be sitting for awhile if you are looking for a fresh cut or looking for a regular barber, check this spot out, you won't be disappointed.

  • *****

    My first time at this new Barbershop and it's dope! Still brand new so there's some work to be done but my barber jake does an awesome job. Great customer service, cares about your cut, and is very sociable. Very chill vibe and I like the music. Easy to find and there's two barber shop flags to help find it. Definitely coming back!

  • *****

    This Place Is Great. All the barbers are good and friendly but the main person I go to all the time is Jake. He always cuts my hair the way I want it to look and does very good line ups. You won't be dissapointed by his cuts. Call in for Jake to set up an appointment so you don't have to wait long when you go in.

  • *****

    Great atmosphere to get a haircut and the haircut is definitely the best in the bay area

  • *****

    Kingleys barber shop is very excellent. When you go ask for my dude Jake. Very clean cuts and line up. He got you on what ever kind of haircut your feeling. Always positive vibe every single time I go. Wouldn't go to any other shop!

  • *****

    Kingsley is always accommodating when my man needs a cut. Amazing cut and good price. This is a real barber shop.

  • *****

    I had never been a haircut guy. My whole life I grew out my hair until it was unruly & then buzzcut it all off military style. That got pretty tiresome & redundant. It wasn't until a friend recommended Jake to me. I must say, at first I was a little intimidated & extremely shy to come into an established barbershop like this one, but the staff & everyone made me feel like I have been a client since day 1. Kingsley offered me a beer, told me that there are snacks to feed on & other things to pass the time it took for me to get my cut in. Going forth to my haircut, I've always thought my hair was unmanageable & a pain to cut, but Jake reassured me that it wasn't. Also, there was no awkwardness to my encounter with Jake. He made me feel like we've been homies since forever & the end result of the cut was just as nice, if not better. If I were to recommend anyone looking for a clean & proper haircut, I would 100% recommend East Taylor Barbershop.

  • *****

    East Taylor is the spot. I've been getting a cut from Jake for years. If you want a quality cut go to him.

  • *****

    I've been to many many barbers, hair salons, and hair cut establishments and wasn't able to get a consistent cut from a collective group. Either one person is good and someone else isn't or the whole place is jut bad.

    East Taylor Barbershop is it! No matter who you go to, you'll get a great cut with top notch service! Everyone is friendly and will treat you like you're "one of the homies!". The price of a cut is standard for a barber, but you get so much more than what you pay for! Check them out!

  • *****

    Ceez is the best barber ever!! I get a cut from him every two weeks and I've never been disappointed! !!

  • *****

    Everyone at East Taylor are great barbers, but Jake has been my go to guy for years. It's best to have an appointment, but they will gladly take walk ins. The place has a nice comfortable atmosphere, tv and drinks are available while you wait. Definately a good place to go and get you haircut.

  • *****

    I've been going to JAKE for a long time now and I can definitely say that this is one of THE most professional barber shops in town. All of the barbers are super talented and overqualified. You can literally just walk in and leave with a cut that everyone will envy. I honestly recommend this shop to everyone looking to look good and be on top of their game. If you need a haircut definitely call in advance to schedule an appointment because it gets pretty busy sometimes and you don't want to be stuck waiting in line during their peak hours. The barber shop is conveniently located in the heart of San Jose's Japan town which makes it a prime location for San Jose's finest. In conclusion if you need to look good in general, give them a call and schedule an appointment for the best cut of your life.

  • *****

    These guys perform good work. I established regular cuts with Jake, but sometimes I our schedule does not match. So I have seen 2 others and all perform superb work. I will continue to go back here and I highly recommend these guys.

  • *****

    Got my first haircut from V today. He did a great job I will be back for sure. Shop is clean and all the guys there we're friendly definitely a good spot to come get a fresh cut and good conversation thanks V.

  • *****

    Walked in last minute hoping they could get me in. They got me in immediately. Jake gave me a nice cut in no time at all. He was a very friendly, nice guy. Reasonable prices. 20 bucks for a cut. Next time I'm in need of a cut and in this area again I'll definitely stop by.

  • *****

    First and forenost, thank you to my buddy for recommending me to Ceez. This is the first time I've been to ETB and I am very satisfied. I could 't book an appointment with my regular so I was desperate. I gave Ceez a call and he was very honest and humble. When I came into the shop with my son, he was very welcoming to me and my son. He took his time to work with me in the beginning to ensure the exact cut I wanted. I've had barber where they rush you and Ceez is very patient. I will definitely go back.

  • *****

    I'm usually not the type of person to go back to the same barber or even the same shop but ever since I started coming here, I've been coming back. I only get my hair cut by Jake but the other guys seem to do a good job too. One day, when I had to get a quick cut, Jake came in earlier so that I would be on time for my appointment. Make sure to call and set an appointment because the shop can be booked up depending on the day/time.

  • *****

    East Taylor Barbershop has excellent barbers but Jake is my go-to guy. I've been getting my hair cut by him for a few years now. He goes above and beyond to make sure you're 101% happy with your cut, and he wont let you leave otherwise. Thanks for the great work and attention to detail!

  • *****

    Vee hooks it up! Cut my hair twice with him and he has been super cool and done an amazing job. This is my new barbershop and I fully recommend it! Plenty of parking and it is not intimidating to walk in.

  • *****

    Just got a haircut from V. Man is awesome at what he does. So professional enjoyed getting a haircut from him. I highly recommend setting up appointments for him. My go-to Barber from here on out.

  • *****

    The shop was cool great atmosphere. My barber Jon did a awesome job on my hair! He will be one of the best barber in the bay! Hit him up! Jon Acosta!!!

  • *****

    My 7yo son loves coming here and seeing Jake. Jake does a wonderful job on my son's hair. Its always nice and fresh. I like that we can make appointments and its pretty accurate. Its a clean shop with somewhat easy access for street parking.

  • *****

    Very neat cuts from Leo and John. Small place but good vibe. Barbers listen to what you want. Some know how to use straight blade.

  • *****

    Dru does super clean work- and he is super fast. Everyone does great cuts here, but dru is my go to at this shop

  • *****

    My first time coming to a barbershop in San Jose since I'm visiting from San Antonio Texas. My first cut here was through a barber named Sandra. She really got my cut on- point I will com back again.

  • *****

    King Kingsley keepin it fresh. Sweet spot. Nice atmosphere. Respectable barbers. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get cleaned up and looking sharp. Kingsley takes his time and puts serious effort into his art.

  • *****

    Long overdue review! I've been coming to Kingsley's (East Taylor Barbershop) off and on Since it opened in 2014. Shout out to Kingsley , Matt and Sandra because I've always gotten the best cuts and style ups from all three of them. Always a good vibe there, a good hair cut/fade experience and you can't beat the price for a legit men's cut with the quality you receive.

  • *****

    They do the best haircuts! Only place my fianc and boys go! I highly recommend them. They do amazing kids haircuts as well! Just go and find out because I know you will leave happy lol

  • *****

    I only brought my son to this location because the hubby gets his hair done here. We got there early so we did have to wait a bit before they started on my son. The barbers were friendly and greeted everyone like family so it was a good feeling to be there. This shop looks nothing like a hair salon with hair all over the floor, it is clean and tidy. They did take a long time to do my son's hair and I thought that he wasn't going to last on the chair but he pulled through. It was a good experience overall but I think I'll stick to my ladies for my son's hair. Just don't think a barbershop is the right spot for my 7 year old. Tedious and overpriced.

  • *****

    The best barbershop in San Jose. I have been coming here since the first month they opened when it was just Jake and Kingsley. Now this barbershop has a great lineup of barbers who I would trust with my head of hair any day! With barbers you usually get what you pay for in the Bay Area and this place is priced appropriately for the quality of haircut you get. Everyone at this shop is welcoming and take their time when cutting hair. They are just closed on Sundays and make an appointment if you want to avoid a wait. If you're looking for a clean cut then look no further than East Taylor Barbershop.

  • *****

    This Barber shop has an all star line up of barbers.

    If you want to look good and have a fresh cut like me or at least have a fresh cut then walk in or set up an appointment with Ceez.

    You could check out his work on IG: @iamceez

  • *****

    I still give the shop a 4, but as someone else has already mentioned i did end up having a scar around my line up. Looked good for a couple of days then the scar came through and now I do agree that he needs some new equipment. His skills are great, just need some new clippers.

  • *****

    East Taylor Barbershop has a very welcoming group of barbers right when you walk in the door. Awesome atmosphere compared to other shops around San Jose.. They had good music and the game playing on the TV in the background. DID I MENTION it is super clean inside? Clean mirrors, swept hardwood floors, bright lighting and comfortable seats to wait in.

    First time I went to the shop I did not know what kind of hairstyle I wanted. My barber Jake had suggested the one in my pictures and I haven't looked back since!

    If you want consistent quality haircuts ask for Jake !

    Also they have snacks, juice and water available for a cheap price if you wanted.

  • *****

    East Taylor Barbershop

    This is a nice, clean shop.

  • *****

    My nephew has been coming here for some time, Jake is his favorite barber. He always delivers great service and a fresh cut. Being that my nephew is 7 years old Jake always makes him feel welcome and continues a conversation through out the appointment. Clean shop, great service. We always book in advance and don't ever have any problems with a long wait.

  • *****

    Best quote to describe this place: "There are only two people in the world who can touch my hair. Ceez and myself." - Me

    First, the quality of the haircut is excellent. I've received one of the best cuts I've had in a long time. I brought a photo of the cut I wanted on my iPhone. Although my hair was very short to begin with I still need to grow the top hair length out more to complete the look. Ceez got me started towards the right direction with a very clean fade and did a perfect job of matching the style I am aiming for.

    Second, the atmosphere: simple, comfortable, fun and sociable all while maintaining professionalism. He's personable, knowledgeable, and exceptionally skilled. His customer service is off the charts. He cuts tailored to your exact specifications or he can give you a custom cut, if you give him some room Ceez will make something even better.

    Overall, Ceez is very meticulous to detail and took great care to give me a flattering type of early era classic comb over with a side-parted sharp "hard line" and easy to maintain style.

  • *****

    This review is not only for the shop but for Leo. Laid back vibes, Kids movies on the TV and good convo. 2nd time getting cut by him and 2nd being happy. Will keep coming back, call you in a week Leo.

  • *****

    Just had my second cut from Sandra, she's the go to person over there at East Taylor. She always takes her time on your fades and makes sure it's perfected instead of rushing through it. If you're looking for a nice cut without the worry go see Sandra

  • *****

    Jon was a Beast Went their on Tuesday and dude took his time and gave me a clean cut. Visiting from Socal so i was definitely scared to let another barber touch my hair but dude killed it would recommend him anyday.

  • *****

    I took my 1 year old to Sandra and she was awesome! Actually, the whole crew there was very nice and patient! They made his visit there pleasant. Will definitely be taking him back.

  • *****

    Needless to say this place is the best place to get a fresh cut, good vibes, good music and clean fades. Shout out to Sandra for keeping my hair on point before all of my events. Check this place out you won't be disappointed.

  • *****

    My first time here was just a few days ago, and it was a very good first-time impression. I have been experiencing issues with finding "good" barbers since moving to California. I can only speak from my personal experience and life, but finding a good barber for cutting African American hair is tricky. It seems like the guys who are really good tend to be in the shops that are in rougher areas and the "traffic" there (clientele) can be a bit off-putting to be in the midst of. I was at my witts end with my last barber forgetting my appointments and keeping me waiting, I did a desperate search to find a barber in time for a fresh Christmas cut... I looked up three valid options and East Taylor Barbershop was one of them. I read the Yelp reviews on this place as well as looked at the pictures left by reviewers. I really had to look at the pictures thoroughly to get a good sense of how well this place was at adept at cutting ethnic or black hair. Most all barbershops can or should be able to handle cutting my hair but to get the look and style most black guys enjoy you have to be skilled and or have good experience with my type of hair. I saw that there were edgy hair cuts and things that gave me reason to want to try this place out. I called to make sure they were available to take clients that day, and the guy said sure! So I went in and the guy that took the call was leaving but the next available dude was ready and open. I sat down in his chair, and after a brief introduction he asked what kind of cut I wanted and without a lot of constant direction from me, he did a great job. He was pretty young looking and when I asked him how long he had been cutting hair he told me a year... I thought to myself, oh man this might not be the best holiday cut after all. But despite him being relatively new to the barber world, he did a very good job and even did a great job on lining up my facial hair with a razor. So this place is a good shop, the idle chat amongst the other barbers was even enjoyable as I listened in while getting my haircut. They weren't overly loud or wild and didn't use any over the top inappropriate language.

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    Sandra F. has been cutting my hair for a few months now and has done an exceptional job! I work in a corporate office environment, so her sharp fades have helped me keep a great appearance. I would highly recommend Sandra!

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    This review goes out to both Leo and Kingsley. I started to come here not too long ago and I guess there were a few other barbers who were notorious for the crazy comb over cuts and hard parts. Unfortunately those barbers are no longet at this place. My first cut was with Leo, taking me in as a walk-in customer. He is an awsome o.g., very humble, and loves to spark up a good conversation. He has been cutting up for a long time and he tells me he's cut in numerous places around the Bay Area, Atlanta Ga, and other places.

    The next review is for Kingsly. Today he took me in even though I had made an appointment, Leo had another appointment that overlapped with mine. Anyhow, Kingsley is also very humble and down to earth. These brothers keep it 100 in the shop, they both have been in the game for a while and got hands. I have seen their other customers and they walk away with clean Tapers, bald fades, and even traditional haircuts for the o.g.'s

    Definitely take time out to check out these two genuine barbers. You will not be dissapointed. If you need cash, they have an atm inside as well.

  • *****

    My little boy offspring gets his hair cut here simply because it's conveniently located (two blocks away and walkable), and he is happy with the outcome each time.

    You're thinking: your son = he's a kid = he probably doesn't know what a "good" haircut is.

    My boy knows what he likes and will tell you if he wants you to line him up or not. He's pretty in tune with all that and East Taylor always leaves him walking out with a grin like he knows his cut is clean and is just the way he expected it to be.

    Making an appointment is pretty painless. Give them a call. Walk-ins are not usually an option especially since they do get busy throughout the day.

  • *****

    Clean Cutz fa'sho!

  • *****

    Went in on a whim (and needed haircut) place outside is ok nothing really special, but inside is pretty nice. I had my cut from Caesar and he did awesome. My cut is usually short so he did well to make the sides and back look great. Its a little more expensive than supercuts or great clips but its definitely worth it.

  • *****

    I was need in of a fresh haircut, so i looked up a few local barbershops. Found this place, recently opened, decided to check them out. Greeted as i stepped in the door. And saw two barbers with crazy skills, instantly felt like I'd made the right decision. I didn't make an appointment so i didn't get either of these two barbers, instead I got my haircut by V. We had a miscommunication and he cut my hair shorter then i originally wanted. But after seeing the work done at this shop we talked about a different style i could go with and BAM i walked away with a cut i didn't expect but really happy i got. Moral of the story make sure you talk clearly to your barber about what you want but expect a great haircut no matter what! Thanks V!