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
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 trained with Gene Juarez Advanced training salon where she chose to specialize in cutting and styling. She worked for Gene Juarez until she struck out on her at Saida salon in Kirkland for 12 years. 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 has been a part of the Speakeasy Barbershop team since opening day! His experience goes back to his roots in Sitka, Alaska where he first picked up a pair of clippers at the young age of 13. Since then, Tanner has obtained a Dual State Barber License between Alaska and Washington which he acquired at Olympia Barber School in 2019. His passion for barbering has now led him to educate and instruct young students on the art of barbering in his hometown, Sitka, AK.
Recently, he competed for "Best Fade" at Washington's Battle of the Barbers! Tanner values the personal relationships with his clients and their best interest is 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
Carla is a passionate about hair design and is a talented barber and stylist. She is able to perform barber and cosmetology services. She is Portuguese and moved to the United States 7 years ago. We are very excited to welcome her to the Speakeasy team.
Fluent in Portuguese