Biz Buzz: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop

Photo courtesy of Pete Ornatek
Photo courtesy of Pete Ornatek

Business: Tsar Barber – Traditional Men’s Barbershop 

Your Name: Pete Ornatek

Job Title:  “Master Barber” 

Give us a brief overview of your business and what services you provide the community: 

At Tsar Barber, we restore the essence of traditional men’s barbering – we offer: Haircuts, Hot towel straight razor face shaves, Beard trim and care / Facial Massage.  Let us help you – “connect to your manliness”. 

How many years have you been in business?  >1 year 

Photo courtesy of Pete Ornatek

What’s something unique we should know about your business? 

We offer traditional men’s barbering services in an environment that showcases antique barbering tools and the like.  It’s like a high-end salon meets barber museum with exceptional service, delivered in a contemporary relaxing environment.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

“It’s NOT a job – it’s a life-long dream come to fruition”  I’ve wanted to be a barber all my life and I’m finally living my dream.

What’s the best thing about working with the LGBTQ community? 

By opening my business to the LGBTQ community – I create a friendly, welcoming environment – that reduces stress and improves the health of LGBTQ patrons.  I’ve created an environment that is extremely diverse and open to all. 

Does your business have anything new, fun or unique happening on the horizon? 

We’re rapidly growing our Highland Park location and hope to open another shop within the next year in Minneapolis; several areas are currently being considered.

If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing? 

I wouldn’t be living my dream.

Tsar Barber®, LLC
2028 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 247-1755

Lavender Magazine

5100 Eden Ave, Suite 107 • Edina, MN 55436 • 612.436.4660

©2023 Lavender Media, Inc.