Release Date: April 11,2019
Chandler Men's Salon, 401 Chapala St., has a new hair stylist.
Anastacio Lombawa, 24, teaches haircutting for men at Santa Barbara City College, where he earned his cosmetology license.
Lombawa earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Westmont College. He also regularly tours large hair shows in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach and across the nation.
“I do see myself as an educator,” said Lombawa, who is planning to tour hair shows in London, Toronto, Las Vegas and Orlando.
Lombawa originally worked at a commercial insurance broker’s firm, but did not like the job.
“I did exceedingly well but I was miserable,” he said. “I was only 22, and I felt I needed to do something that I was passionate about or interested in.”
Lombawa’s barber suggested he take up barbering and hair styling. He went to a barber school in Ventura and then transferred to City College.