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Independence Barber Co. - Our Staff


Heather Manto is the shop owner and a licensed barber, she has been cutting men’s hair and performing straight razor services for over a decade. She hand makes the Independence Barber Co. grooming line by hand and teaches men’s hair cutting classes throughout the state of Texas. She is a jack of all trades, Army veteran, motorcycle enthusiast and crazy dog lady. Her sharp wit and sailors tongue is not for the faint of heart.

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Mari Torres is a licensed Texas barber and native Texan. Highly skilled with years of experience, her razor skills and beard line ups will blow most barbers out of the water. Lover of oldies, you can find her cruising on a Sunday afternoon in her 64 Impala.

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David Quinones has recently transitioned from the Air Force to the barber world. David is a N.Y. native and only recently arrived in Austin. He is currently working under shop owner Heather to learn some of her tips and tricks while he acclimates to his new surroundings. 
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Daren Ramos is a N.Y. native, world traveler and motorcycle enthusiast. When Covid forced him to leave Austrailia, he decided to try his fate in Austin. He is a new addition to the team but long time barber, we are excited to add this new member to our family.
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Reception Staff

Lauren Regal
Jen Loke

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