Wolf’s Head Annex Open for Haircuts in Tiny, Longtime Santa Barbara Barber Shop

Release Date: January 12,2017

Isaac Alvarado gives a haircut in the 200-square-foot Wolf’s Head Annex barber shop.

Isaac Alvarado gives a haircut in the 200-square-foot Wolf’s Head Annex barber shop.  (Sam Goldman / Noozhawk photo)
 

Two hundred square feet is all Isaac Alvarado needs to run his barber shop.

Some taxidermy and antique knick-knacks don’t hurt, either.

Taking over the sliver of space at 27 ½ E. Victoria St. in Santa Barbara is Wolf’s Head Annex, the barber shop arm of the Wolf’s Head menswear store at 432 State St.

“Before we had opened the store downtown, we would come by Members Only to get a haircut,” said Cristian Sagastume, who owns the shop with his brother, Ruben, and Alvarado. “It always had that mystique, which we liked.”

The Sagastumes opened the main Wolf’s Head store in 2014, and took over the spot of Members Only Barber Shop when their State Street landlord, who had acquired the Victoria Street location, asked them to check out a new vacancy.

“We jumped at it because it’s just kind of legendary,” Sagastume said of the location and its barbering history.

Wolf’s Head Annex is the recently opened barber shop arm of the Wolf’s Head menswear store on Lower State Street.
Wolf’s Head Annex is the recently opened barber shop arm of the Wolf’s Head menswear store on Lower State Street. (Sam Goldman / Noozhawk photo)

The Sagastumes and Alvarado already had local barber shop experience, and said demand for those services was increasing.

“The support has been really good,” Sagastume said. “All the businesses on this block really support what’s going on.”

Wolf’s Head Annex is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday by appointment.

Noozhawk staff writer Sam Goldman can be reached at sgoldman@noozhawk.com .

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