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    Love Is in the Air, So Why Not Cut Your Hair?

    By Timothy Avalos–

    As a barber in the heart of San Francisco, I have a book of married gay men who have said that they want to get re-married and to use our services at their wedding. Still others tell me, after the fact, that they wish they had known about our unique business before their ceremony took place. Here’s why:

    Topshelf Grooming, is a mobile men’s barber shop. We provide on-site, day of barber services throughout the Bay Area. Our mobile shop comes with 2 barber chairs, 3 TVs, surround sound, darts, poker, cornhole game, bourbon and cigars. We provide any service you can get in a brick and mortar including, including haircuts, hot towel straight razor shaves, beard trims and facials. 

    The following are some tips in case you are considering using a mobile barber shop, and particularly for a special occasion such as a wedding ceremony.

    1. Most importantly, never do something different with your hair than usual. Nothing looks worse than the one time you shaved your entire face for a special set of photos. The pictures end up not looking like you!
    2. Day of haircuts can be cut to look like a week grown out, if that is your style. 
    3. If you have a favorite barber, the pre-existing connection can help on the big day. I have to say, though, that in my humble opinion, our barbers are the best in the Bay Area. We create each package with barbers to fit the groom and his particular needs.
    4. Style is important, but fun is mandatory. Make sure that on the big day of your celebration you are not getting ready in a closet or basic hotel room. Enjoy a comfortable environment that will lead to great photos.
    5. For the ultimate comfortable environment, consider treating yourself and your loved ones to a mobile spa day.

    Our motto is: “Every man deserves a tailored look.” For your wedding day, bachelor’s party or any day, we hope to help you with your hair and skin care needs.

    Timothy Avalos is a barber at Topshelf Grooming. To learn more about this mobile barber shop, please visit



    1-PHOTO Fred and Jaime (1)Frederick Sullivan and Jaime Botello, who oversee the Weddings & Occasions page for the San Francisco Bay Times, are the talented wizards behind Sullivan-Botello Events ( and SnB Party Rentals (650 -877 – 0840 , Both are Certified Wedding Planners with extensive experience in creating memorable, personalized events for special occasions. Their rental service is incredible, offering everything from beautiful gold Chiavari chairs to LED dance floors, and all at competitive prices. They are the creators of the Gay Vanity Wedding Show and are longstanding members of the Golden Gate Business Association, which is the nation’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce.