If you don’t know where to look, you might miss it completely, but my new favorite hair salon is a San Pedro secret that I just have to share. Tucked away in the architecturally stunning 1920’s Arcade Building in the heart of old downtown San Pedro, Underground by The LA Barber goes above and beyond with atmosphere, service, and professionalism.
Suite 109 is located on the first floor in the rear of the Arcade Building. Walk through the sunlit atrium past the beautiful carved columns, rare Italian tiles, and central water fountain to reach Underground. The salon itself is clean, cozy, and inviting. As soon as I arrived, the owner & barber Aiden greeted me with a warm welcome and offered me complimentary coffee or beer. Both are locally sourced from San Pedro businesses: Siren’s Java & Tea and Brouwerij West.
Before we started, Aiden took a moment to ask me about my hair and any issues I’ve had with it. I have naturally very curly hair, so it’s easy for the wrong cut or treatment to wreak havoc on it. He listened to my concerns and we came up with a game plan together.
Like most haircuts, the service included shampooing & conditioning, but what I wasn’t expecting was the fantastic head massage during the wash. This is just one way in which Aiden’s superior service outshines all others.
My hair was cut and then styled beautifully. Aiden let me know the details about each product he was using on my hair, but was not pushy to sell them as many salons often are.
Underground offers a variety of services for both men and women, including cuts, color, Keratin, and styling. Prices are very reasonable, especially when considering the superb service. Reservations can easily be made online or via phone, so check out Underground by The LA Barber for a salon experience you won’t forget.
Underground by The LA Barber
479 West 6th Street, Suite 109
San Pedro, CA 90731