Riverside’s Friendly Neighborhood Barbershop
Looking for the best barbershop in SoCal? Shops are popping up all over making it hard to choose, but one small shop grabbed our attention. Old Soul Traditional Barbershop in Riverside, CA will be your new favorite spot … trust us.
Traditional barbershops have had a huge comeback in recent years thanks to social media. In fact, the entire barber scene is one of the most popular niches on Instagram. These modern shops are wildly popular, Instagram-worthy and have even spawned insanely popular social media influencers.
One of the most down-to-earth barbershops in Southern California is Old Soul‘s, located directly across the street from the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. It’s small, humble and they do it for the simple love of the craft.
The boys of Old Soul are covered in ink, but don’t let that intimidate you! These dudes may look like tatted-up bikers but they’re the friendliest, most welcoming people in the biz.
You’ll be greeted with a warm atmosphere and mellow vibes. Throwback hits play over the speakers and the TV usually has Netflix playing quietly in the background. The ambience is a reminder of those days your mom would clean the house while blasting Smokey Robinson, Brenton Wood, and Sam Cooke.
Open since January 2019, Old Soul Traditional Barber Shop has seen steady business everyday, and it’s only getting better. It’s not hard to see why. Old Soul is low-key and gathering a loyal following in the community.
These guys know how to throw down with the clippers and get your hair looking on point. They’ll serve you a flawless fade and once that pomade goes in, not a hair will be out of place.
What makes Old Soul stand out is their attention to detail and their personable nature. Most trendy barbershops tend to make you feel intimidated or like you’re not cool enough to be there. Not these guys … they make everyone feel at home.
They’re also not above walk-ins … something that’s generally frowned upon in many barbershops. They’ll be glad to take you in if they have some free time, but as always, those with appointments come first. Of course, they prefer you make an appointment as well if you have the opportunity.
In case you were wondering — Riverside’s original local barbershop was Riverside Shave Co. The owner of Old Soul, Brian Mendoza, was actually one of the talented barbers at RSC, along with a few others in the new shop. OSTB is located just a few blocks down the road from the ol’ Shave Co.
Old Soul is that chill neighborhood barbershop where you can relax as they lend their ears if you need to vent to after a long week and will even pass you an ice cold beer while you sit! If we’re being honest, sometimes you won’t even want to leave the chair after your cut is done…
Old Soul is cash-only, but they conveniently have an ATM right in the shop. Haircuts are $25, Beard Trims/Shaves are $25 and the combo for both is $40. (Prices may fluctuate).
Location & Hours
Old Soul Traditional Barbershop
10074 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
Mon – Fri: 9AM – 6PM
Sat: 9AM – 3PM
Book your appointment here.