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 fiance, Tina Grant 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 opened its doors on February 15, 2016. We offer world-class cuts and 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 enjoying a competitive game of foosball. Stop in, hang out, enjoy the company and leave looking and feeling your best.
To get a spot in either Kaitlin, Amber, Brendon or Antonio's chair, click on the "Book Now" tab above. Reserve your spot today!
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.
Brendon graduated from River Falls High School and is looking forward to fulfilling his future career as a Master Barber. Brendon will be going to school to obtain his Cosmetology/Barber License and will join the Gentz Barbershop team as a full-time Barber in November 2019. We can't wait to have you on board with us!
”Passion over Paychecks”
Meet The Gentz Barbershop Barber Team
Kaitlin, Barber, is from Baldwin, WI and recently moved to River Falls in September 2016. She went to beauty school at CVTC in Eau Claire, WI and graduated school knowing that she wanted to specialize in Men's haircuts. Kaitlin made that dream come true and has been a successful barber for the past 3 years while also operating her own photography business on the side. She joined the Gentz Barbershop team in January 2017!
Amber, Barber Stylist, is from Plum City, WI. She graduated beauty school from Minnesota School Of Cosmetology and obtained her Wisconsin License. For the past 6 years, Amber has specialized in men's haircutting in Hudson, WI and is now looking to expand her skills and creativity. Amber joined the Gentz Barbershop team at the end of November 2018.
"Bringing Back the Art of Barbering"