South Pasadena Welcomes Their Newest Barbershop | Ribbon Cutting at Square Deal

The Square Deal resembles an exquisitely traditional barbershop, where individuals not only come in for a great cut, but to enjoy the community and camaraderie of the shop

PHOTO: Elyse Marie Cristler Hermosillo | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

John Halminski’s barbershop, Square Deal in South Pasadena, was carefully created with a similar old school atmosphere.

In 1935, Halminski’s grandfather William opened a barbershop and called it “Square Deal.”

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

The business continued with John’s father, Edward. John has now carefully restored and refreshed the business, but the original barber pole remains.

On Saturday, changes to this long-time business were showcased during ribbon cutting ceremony at the shop at 1108 Mission Street.

PHOTO: Elyse Hermosillo | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

In Halminski’s mind, the Square Deal resembles an exquisitely traditional barbershop, where individuals not only come in for a great cut, but to enjoy the community and camaraderie of the shop.

He developed a space where guys can get a hot towel treatment and straight shave, while chatting with his barbers.

PHOTO: Elyse Hermosillo | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

In creating the ambiance of a classic barbershop, Halminski has decided to curate an environment without the bells and whistles – an intimate setting where customers feel free to talk about anything from city politics to sports.

He has however, include many details, which reflect the deep roots his family has in South Pasadena.

PHOTO: Elyse Hermosillo | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

“I want to carry on the legacy and tradition, something that I can hand down to my kids – a place that will give back to the community.” said Halminski.

 Matt Wakumoto contributed to this story.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | John Halminski, 3rd generation owner of Square Deal Barber Shop on Mission Street South Pasadena, has reopened the business with a new remodel and a fresh concept. South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian, joined by the City Council and others, cut the ribbon during a ceremony Saturday to welcome the store to the city. During the fun, Councilmember Michael Cacciotti pretended to give Mark Dreskin, the husband of Mayor Khubesrian, a shave. Halminski was busy taking photos with his family, friends and fellow barbers

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