Let The King reign supreme! Mike Swenson of The Kings Club Barbershop has created a perfect mix of welcoming nostalgia, mixed with superb talent to bring Dana Point a barber shop experience fit for royalty – and the locals know it! The banter of the barbers and the hum of the clippers provide the quiet background track as customers of all ages drop in for a full cut, shave or just a trim. In the small but beautifully designed space, light pours in from the front windows to illuminate the eclectic, kooky, and amazing collection of vintage photos, and memorabilia. A record player and taxidermy towel holders add an even cooler touch. It is comfortable and welcoming – reminiscent of the barber shop I went to with my father as a child, but with a hip contemporary flair.
Mike Swenson has been cutting hair for just around 20 years. His early days of cutting were down south in Solano Beach where he worked with an established pro to glean the nuances of shop life and cutting techniques. After settling in San Clemente with his family he was ready to venture out on his own, and 14 years ago The Kings Club Barber shop became a reality. Mike has been at the helm as the shop has weathered several remodels, the addition of new chairs, a fire, and a global pandemic. All of these add to the layers and stories that make The Kings Club Barber Shop the dynamic business it is today.
These talented, charismatic barbers provide an exceptional product and service in an age where people often look for bargains or shortcuts. They all pride themselves on being the best, offering each client a personalized professional cut just to their liking. In fact, it’s the steady stream of regulars that keep The Kings Club alive – plus all those friends-of-friends, brothers-of-friends, sons, and occasionally even daughters filling their chairs each week.
Rounding out the stellar team of barbers are Matt, Scott, and Tanner, the friendliest, most talented and compassionate cutters in town. This fantastic foursome makes The Kings Club Barbershop a hometown favorite of service, passion, and just plain old good vibes. So, take a pro-tip from the tiny surf groms to City Council members alike – if you need a fresh cut, a trim, or a shave… The Kings Club Barbershop is the place to go.
Mary E. Mayer