Welcome to The Barber Collective
Here all are welcome. Hair is gender-less and a form of self-expression. This is a space to gather, tell your story(ies), feel comfortable, and disconnect. TBC is about more than a haircut: it is about the craft and the ability to share it with everyone who walks through the door.
We can’t wait to see you in the new space. Lets get your head right.
FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING
What does every dapper person in every city have in common? They Google “a good barbershop” before moving there. Finding a good barbershop is SO much more than “how do their cuts look?” Have you ever walked into a barbershop and/or salon and something felt off? Maybe it was the decor. Maybe the music. Maybe it was the smell. Maybe it was the 20 eyes of judgement as you walk through the door.
Owner Georgette Watje is that 40-something, lesbian barber who opened her first shop in her garage during a Quarantine. How the hell did she get here? Born in Western MD, Georgette became an adult in Baltimore. She found her love for the outdoors in Colorado. Now in Tacoma, she has the best of all of those previous worlds combined. And she Googled “a good barbershop” before moving to each one.
The Barber Collective is a space where the focus is you and your hair. What do you want your hair to say about you? Georgette wants to help you tell that story. Does she want you to leave feeling dapper AF and eager to tag TBC in a selfie? Of course. But more than anything, Georgette wants you walking out the door feeling great and eager to pass the love forward.
The Grit City of Destiny — lets get your head right.
HOW WE WORK
GOTTA FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE
- Appointment Only
- Wear a mask
- Wash/Sanitize hands upon entry
- Do not bring anyone with you
- Venmo/Square Cash/Apple Pay Only
- No cash money or cards
- When you book your appointment, please read the email confirmation for location.
3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, But We’re OLD SOULS
How short/long you like your sides? How short/long you like the top? From there we can talk details:
Fade (gradient in length from top to bottom), Taper (a gradual blend at the sideburn and back of the neck), Neckline (Tapered, blocked, rounded) Texture (added after the top has been cut usually for volume or a messy look) Buzz Cut (same length all over using clippers).
In the barber game showing is better than telling. Bring Georgette a pic of what you’d like your hair to look like. Hair texture, density, and porosity varies from person to person.
Our personal favorite; you won’t be disappointed. The word Barber comes from the word “Barba”, meaning beard.
If your barber doesn’t do beards, are they really a barber? When you face the mirror, what shape do you like at the bottom of your beard? Do you like rounded, squared, or pointed? Do you like the sideburn blended into the beard? Maybe you want your beard disconnected from your sideburns. How clean do you like your cheek line? Do you like all of the outlying beard hair cleaned up or do you like a more natural looking cheek line?
After a beard trim, you’ll receive a beard balm, oil, and/or salve treatment to keep it looking and feeling fresh long after you leave the chair.
This is the ultimate “feel good” item on the menu. Lay back and allow TBC to bring your entire face back to life.
A hot towel soaked in essential oil will be applied to the face to open up the pores. Hot shaving lather will then be applied to moisturize and clean the facial follicles. Hot towel number two. More hot lather and let the fun begin. Using a Feather brand straight razor, the hair will seem to melt off. Hot towel number three is applied. Then using a cooling shave gel, I will go over any areas that are a little stubborn and need some extra attention. Hot towel number 4.
Depending upon the sensitivity of the skin I will use Willow Tea, witch hazel, or Bay Rum as a skin coolant/ anti-inflammatory. Cold towel to close up the pores and relieve the skin. A dab of cucumber oil will help moisturize the skin and is applied while enjoying a facial massage to end the treatment.
CHOOSE YOUR STYLE
A haircut at or above the earlobes
Haircut that requires straight razor or foil shaver at the bottom
Same length all over
Haircut for your face / Beard trim
Haircut for your face / Haircut for your head
HOT TOWEL/RAZOR SHAVE
Hot towel pampering and a facial/neck shave witha straight razor
Haircut/Hot towel straight razor shave
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
WE FEELIN’ THE LOVE
“I’ve been going to G for a while now and couldn’t have been more happy that she opened her own spot. G’s skills with the scissors are equally matched with the cool vibe of her shop and her ease of making conversation. Supporting G as a local business owner goes further than just getting a great cut. She is an inspiration to me for being an ally to some many in the community, she not only speaks it but lives it as well. If you haven’t gotten a dope cut from G, I couldn’t recommend it more.”
“Love getting my haircut by Georgette. Always delivers a dapper classic cut that gets me a lot of compliments. A blend of old school with a stylish twist. Good conversation too. The new shop has a great feel with lots of vintage character. Thanks Georgette”
Barber Collective News
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Questions? Get at us.
We’ll try to answer what’s got you stumped. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!