Meet the Team
Proprietor & Master Barber
JR is a born and raised New Yorker. He is an entrepreneur at heart and owning his own business has been a lifelong goal. The Speakeasy Barbershop was born out of that drive and creativity. Barbering is a natural fit for JR as he has a passion for style, loves people, and working with his hands. He was trained as a master barber in New York City. He never fails to go the extra mile for his customer and loves to make sure everyone leaves the shop relaxed, satisfied and looking sharp!
Fluent in English and Spanish
Stefan is motivated and creative and barbering allows him to fully embrace his passions and talents. He wants his clients to have not just a great haircut and shave, but also a great experience while in his chair. He is a life-long learner and is always studying new techniques and trends in his craft.
Fluent in English & Russian
Meet Anna! Her passion for beauty and style only rivals her desire to help others looks the best they possibly can. She received a very extensive education and began her career in Eastern Europe where beauty is an everyday consideration. Anna excelled greatly at making sure that every client left her happy. After moving to the United States Anna bolstered her already impressive resume by completing her schooling at the Gene Juarez Academy. She then proceeded to work for a barbershop and a business owner with over twenty years of experience, where she learned many other tricks of the trade.
Rest assured, when you’re getting ready for a job interview, a business meeting, or a hot date, entrust yourself to Anna’s capable hands and watch the magic happen. And in the meantime, feel free to ask her for fashion advice, she’s an expert at that too!
Fluent in English and Russian
Her European roots and her American upbringing and education make Margarita the perfect barber cocktail. She has an artistic eye that sees what styles best suit her clients. Margarita attended Gene Juarez academy and continued her education at the Gene Juarez Advanced training salon where she chose to specialize in cutting and styling. She then went on to work for Gene Juarez until she decided it was time for a new challenge, and for the past 12 years Margarita rented her own chair at Saida salon in Kirkland. Owning her own business made her narrow down her love for hair to men’s cuts and styles, and that realization led her to Speakeasy Barbershop.
She is passionate about continuing her education and learning the latest techniques in men’s cuts and styles from artists around the world. If she’s not at the salon cutting hair, she is probably sipping a glass of Cabernet and reading up on the latest hair trends and techniques.
Boris is a multilingual 4th generation barber starting with his great grandfather who used to cut hair back in Uzbekistan. The rich old school barbering techniques were passed down from son to son over the years, impacting Boris at an early age. He was only 15 when he started cutting hair in shops across Long Island, New York and received professional training American Barbering Institute in Queens, New York.
Boris comes to us with a wealth of experience barbering in various states and international locations. He reached his American dream, and opened his own barbershop in 2018 only a few blocks down from his father’s barbershop. After three years expanding his clientele the COVID-19 pandemic hit and like many other small businesses, he had to make difficult decision to close his business. Despite not having a formal business he continued pursuing learning and perfecting his craft as a master barber.
Fluent in English,Russian & Hebrew
Tanner’s interest in the art of barbering began early as he spent his teens giving free haircuts in his hometown Sitka, Alaska. His humble beginnings lead him to an education at Olympia Barber School where he learned key elements to being a successful barber. Since then, he spent the last 2 years working behind the chair in his home state, Alaska. Recently, Tanner has moved to the Redmond neighborhood seeking to expand his barber career and share his expertise with you! With his client’s best interest as his top priority, Tanner hopes to see you in his chair soon!
Andrea is a licensed Expert in the State of Washington as a Cosmetologist, Barber and Hair Design. She has worked as a hair stylist more than 6 years, and we are delighted to have her talents her at The Speakeasy Barbershop
Andrea is proud of her Salvadorean roots, moving to the United States at the age of 14. She is a go-getter and has achieved many of her goals at an early stage of her professional career and is continuing to strive for more.
Fluent in Spanish