Brendon, Barber, is from River Falls, WI and was previously an Apprentice with Gentz Barbershop-River Falls. He decided to pursue his barbering career in a quicker timeframe by attending and recently graduating from Hastings Beauty School with a focus in barbering. He has a drive and perseverance that is second to none! We were excited to welcome Brendon back on-board the Gentz Barbershop-River Falls team in July 2020! 

The Gentz Barbershop Team

"Bringing Back the Art of Barbering"


Gentz Barbershop

Antonio (Tony) Small, Master Barber/Owner, is an accomplished professional who is dedicated to bringing back the art of barbering for his discerning male clients. Tony continues to train extensively to deliver outstanding results for his clients.  He is a master of each unique style, including superior fades, military cuts, the latest trend cuts, the classic flat top, and more. Antonio will be available at both the Gentz Barbershop-River Falls and Ellsworth Locations! 

A Little Gentz History

​​Owner, Antonio Small, feels passionate about bringing back the art of Barbering to the River Falls and surrounding communities. Antonio picked up his first pair of clippers at 13 years old and would cut for his family, friends and neighbors. His love of barbering developed at this young age. As life would have it, the two drifted apart and he went to school and became an electrician. After many years in the industry, he realized his job was not fulfilling. Antonio moved from his hometown of Madison, WI to River Falls where he now resides with his wife, Tina Small and their three beautiful children. Antonio became reacquainted with his love of barbering and went back to school. With Tina by his side, encouraging him and supporting his love for barbering every step of the way, he graduated school and gained experience at a few area haircutting chains. Through that experience, Antonio felt that barbering needed to make a shift back to when getting a haircut by a neighborhood barber was a memorable, uplifting and positive experience. Where barbering meant treating the client like family and spending time networking and socializing with other gentlemen. With this belief and using a spinoff on the word gentlemen, Antonio trademarked the name Gentz. This is how Gentz Barbershop came to be, from a dream to a reality. Antonio believes in connecting with people beyond the barber chair. Gentz is a barbershop that all men can call their own and get their grooming needs met. Antonio is experienced in cutting all types of hair and knowledgeable in all the latest trends and classic styles. Antonio is now bringing that same belief, passion and dedication to his own barbershop here in River Falls.  Antonio believes that it's more than a haircut, it's an art, a masterpiece. Antonio is bringing back the Art of Barbering to help his upscale male clients look and feel their best.   

Gentz Barbershop has hosted the "Free Back to School Cuts" at Hoffman Park for River Falls students the last two years. Prior to the pandemic, Gentz Barbershop had volunteered for events held by the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and a local group home for adolescents-giving free haircuts to youth in need. Gentz Barbershop created ADSmall Media to host in the Barbershop to help advertise for local businesses in River Falls and surrounding communities. Gentz Barbershop believes in the strength of small businesses working to support each other, especially during these times.  Gentz Barbershop created it's own haircare product line, "Gentz" in December of 2020. Even during the midst of a pandemic, Gentz Barbershop found a way to continue providing the best for our clients and community. 

Gentz Barbershop-River Falls opened its doors on February 15, 2016.  We offer world-class cuts, beard trims and straight-razor shaves. We're known for our old-school barber shop vibe along with our classic shave, cut & styling. Every haircut and classic shave is executed with precision and style.  Enjoy your services while relaxing to your favorite timeless tunes or enjoy playing one of our three retro-classic arcade games.  Stop in, hang out, enjoy the company and leave looking and feeling your best.

To get a spot in either Antonio or Brendon's chair, click on the "Book Now" tab above.  Reserve your spot today!