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Gene's Barber Shop
1162 E. Highland Ave.
San Bernardino, CA.
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Genes barbering experience began in 1969. Gene graduated from "American Barber Colleges" on May 5, 1969.
With his diploma in hand he started barbering at the Food Fair Barber Shop in Yucaipa Ca. In 1970 Gene moved to a barber shop in Rialto, Ca. where he worked with Joe Perez and stayed till 1971.
Another move to Pat's Barber Shop in 1971 landed him on Del Rosa Ave. in San Bernardino where he worked with Wayne Ikerd and Orville Hyatt.
He later bought Pat's Barber Shop from Orville and kept the name as Pat's Barber Shop.
Gene closed Pat's Barber Shop in 1979 to work with John Carlson, down the street from Pat's Barber Shop, and learn hair styling and perms.
In 1980 Gene went to work with Jerry Wyley at Jerry's Barber Shop on Highland Ave in San Bernardino.
Then in 1984 Gene moved to work with Bill Martell at Martells Barber Shop which was down the street from Jerry's.
In 1998 Gene bought Martells Barber Shop and renamed it to Gene's Barber Shop.
He also brought on board a veteren barber of 48 years, Gus Lamantia, who works part time.