mjsolofamensgrooming mjsolofamensgrooming

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Mark-Jason Solofa, Men's Grooming  Traditional Barber, Tonsorial Artist, single dad to an awesome daughter, old soul with a love for vintage things & classic looks & styles for Gents.

http://www.mjsolofa.com/

As we celebrate Memorial Day today, in honor of all our fallen soldiers who died to protect our freedoms throughout the years, may we also never forget that these men and women left behind families, children, spouses, and loved ones at some point only to never return. May the fallen Rest In Peace, and may their loved ones who were left behind find peace and comfort and solace in their absence. God bless America, and those who give their lives in military service (past and present, fallen and living) to protect Her freedoms.
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"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." - John Wooden
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A long and productive day of rearranging furniture and hanging up frames in preparation of the Parlor's updated look this week. I'm somewhat OCD when it comes to cleanliness and keeping things orderly, so naturally I'm also a stickler for details and making sure everything in the Parlor is done with as much attention to detail as I can muster. Some client's notice the changes as they happen over the years, sometimes their so subtle that only I notice them, but either way I'm always proud to know that from the first picture from hung almost 5 years ago, to the last one that was hung up for today, that it has all been by my own hard work and perseverance, and I can look back over the years and remember each and every item I picked and purchased, when and where I got them, and the time I hung them on the walls. I'll be back at it in the morning, but for now, the Parlor sleeps. Have a blessed evening everyone, and remember that is often the little things in life that can make the biggest difference, especially when you're doing them for your own good. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½, Pic: @papabearguerrero .
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There is freedom waiting for you, but you ask "What if I fall?"..."oh my darling, but what if you fly?" - Erin Hansen
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The reality of life is that failure is actually always an option, it just doesn't always have to be the final result. What I mean is that, yes, despite our best efforts to succeed in life, be it in our businesses, marriages, friendships, home improvement projects, school work, or even in baking a chocolate soufflΓ©,....there is always a possibility that we will fail in attempts. But the failure many times is due in great part to our own lack of effort, focus, preparation, commitment, determination, work ethic and most important, a lack of faith and trust in ourselves. One of the oldest team building exercises used to create trust is the "trust fall", where a person blindly falls backwards trusting that the will caught safely by a group of their peers. But to truly succeed in any thing in life, we all have to be cognizant of the fact that it's possible that no one will be there to catch us, and that fact shouldn't deter or stop us from going out and trying to succeed anyway. So yes, while failure is always an option, it doesn't have to be the end result when we journey in faith, focus and purpose in all that we do, while giving our best effort and putting our best foot forward every... single.... time!! Have a great week everyone, and just remember, "but what IF you fly??!!" βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸβ˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Last day in the Parlor for the week, and as I get dressed and ready to head down to the Parlor for the day, I am reflecting on the days when I started off as a one chair shop and how blessed I've been to organically grow to two chairs after the first two years working alone, then a year after that growing to three chairs. And now almost five years later from being a one chair shop, the Parlor is finishing it's last week at three chairs, because at the end of business today I will be working to convert the Parlor once again, this time to four chairs. Truth be told I originally never wanted to be more than a one chair Barbershop, but after two years of working alone, I just couldn't keep up with the demand, and whilst I was always busy, I was turning away and losing clients who had started with me and with whom I had built valuable relationships with. Today we turn away almost a dozen walkin's weekly who we can't accommodate being an appointment only shop and because we're fully booked for the week, and we're possibly turning away more online who can't schedule with us due to limited appointment availability even with three chairs. There were many days in the beginning when I worked alone that I prayed for clients, and my prayers continue to be answered with an abundance, so to God be the glory for His grace, and thank you to everyone who has supported this small family business and brand since day one, through our growth, and who continue to support us today,...we truly love and appreciate you all. Have a blessed weekend everyone, and remember that change for the better (or even success) doesn't always happen overnight,....it may take five years worth of overnight's sometimes to just get out of the starting gate, but journey in faith one day at a time, and trust that God's plans for us are ALWAYS better for us than what we could plan for ourselves. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸπŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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"In Hawaii, we greet friends, loved ones or strangers with Aloha, which means love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawaii renowned as the world's center of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You'll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it and it is my creed. Aloha to you." - Duke Kahamamoku
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Happy Aloha Friday everyone, remember today and everyday to spread love, spread aloha, live aloha! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸπŸŒΊπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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"The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole." - Oscar Wilde
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Trust me when I say that this picture pretty much sums up my way of looking at donuts, and when you throw in a good strong cup of black coffee, I'm in heaven!!! Here's hoping that we can all see life as pessimistically as this man seeing the glazed goodness and glory in front of him. We can't buy happiness, but we can buy donuts, and that my friends is pretty much the same thing. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©β˜•οΈ β€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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"Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents." - Roger Moore
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Sage advice from one of the classiest actors that I've admired growing up, be it him acting as James Bond, or in one of my favorite movies still to this day, the 1978 commando movie "The Wild Geese". May each of us during our lifetimes remember to teach love, spread love, spread aloha, and live aloha, and do it all with a touch of class along the way. Rest in peace Sir Roger Moore, my son Savai'i will grow up knowing your legacy the same way I did, through your movies.βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." - Greg Anderson
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Life ultimately has the same fate waiting for all of us at the end of the day, it's just a matter of when that fate comes knocking on our front door to take us. That being said, spend less time on worrying about the final destinations in life and focus more on just enjoying every step of the journey along the way. Sure, it's important to have an end goal in mind, but it's pointless to focus so much on what lays ahead that you neglect to do what it's necessary to live with joy and purpose for today.βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊβ˜€οΈπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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NOE CASARES, APPRENTICE
Complimentary Haircuts & Shaves
Book online | Limited Time Only
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- Mr. Casares is a California licensed professional Barber with over two years of in-shop experience. - Effective June 1st, he will be completing an Advanced Apprenticeship under Owner, Mark-Jason Solofa, to fine-tune technique and customer service standards to the expectations of our clients.
- All services will be overseen and signed off by Owner, Mark-Jason Solofa, or a Senior Barber.
- While services will be complimentary, gratuities are encouraged and appreciated.
- Book online, come in for a complimentary service, have a splash of whiskey, listen to some good music, enjoying some of the banter, and relax in a traditional Barber Shop that even your Dad and Grandpa would be enjoy.
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Happy Monday everyone!!! Time to wake up, coffee up, saddle up, and get out there and do purposeful and meaningful work that will ensure a positive day and a happy life!! Remember to spread love, spread aloha and live aloha! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Thank you Lord for another truly blessed and fruitful week in the Parlor shared with colleagues and clients alike, thank you to all who came in for grooming services and for supporting us in our Barbering journeys, and thank you to everyone here on social media who appreciates what we do, share, and post in the hopes of spreading love, spread aloha, and living aloha through Barbering. Have an amazing weekend everyone and remember to make time for your loved ones. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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