The Gentlemen’s Room is a barbershop located in Mayaguez, PR, which is inspired by the 1900’s classic barbershop when clients were treated with extra care and dedication. Most of the decor is handmade and from local artists giving the shop a rustic and relaxed feel when you enter.
All clients are given one to one service by Christian Obed, an emerging barber from the west side of the island. Christian specializes on high fashion cuts and beard maintenance. Some of the other services provided are classic haircuts, massage, shaves with vapor and more.
In addition to owning his own barbershop, Christian offers seminars at the Institute of Bank and Commerce.
To make appointments at The Gentlemen's Room with Christian Obed please call (787) 538-0267
The Gentlemen's Room
We got a chance to interview and get to know Christian Obed. Here is what he had to say:
How do you describe The Gentlemen’s Room barbershop?
“It is based on the classic, rustic barbershop with classic music, where the client can relax and enjoy being pampered. My concept is based on the beginning of the 1900’s , which as the period of glory for barbershops and the client was treated with lots of dedication like a celebrity. I want to emulate that barbershop from the old times. I specialize in shaves with hot towels and classic cuts with scissors which is the new tendency in Puerto Rico. These types of cuts and service is not commonly found in the west side of the island.”
What are your goals for the future?
“I would like to expand my business of the classic barbershop and help other new barbers that are starting out on this business and be a role model for them. I would also like to sell products from small businesses and support local artists. This is very important to me.”
What are some of your achievements as a barber?
“I believe their is no bigger accomplishment than success. I started out as a young barber that did not even know how to handle scissors and with many insecurities. After almost 10 years in the business, I decided to open my own barbershop. Even though some did not believe I could do it and tried to bring me down, there were more that lend a helping hand and have turned into great friends of mine.
Another accomplishment which has helped my career is the seminars I have given at The Institute of Bank and Commerce. It is very important to me to help student and colleagues in any way I can. This fills me with happiness and pride.”