Master Barber and owner of H.L, the Traveling Royal Barber Service Co., Julian Payne inherited his talent for barbering from his grandfather, a Master Barber, and his overall sense of style and artistry from his dad, a graphic artist. After barbering school, Julian immediately returned to his hometown in Maryland to obtain his Journeyman’s license and finally his Master Barber’s license.
Julian is truly a cut above the competition. At a mere 33 years old, he has taken the barbering industry into a new dimension, creating a niche that cannot be ignored. With the notion of functioning as a traveling barber alight in his head, he took to the streets, well aware that people such as doctors, lawyers, and car salesmen don’t have the time to sit in a barbershop for two or more hours for a haircut.
One year after his move to L.A. from Laurel, M.D., Julian was cutting the hair of entertainment industry legends including Sugar Ray Leonard, the late great rapper Heavy D, Kobe Bryant, Chis Tucker, Usher, Eddie Murphy, Kanye West, T.I., Red Man and Method Man.
Julian’s most important tip for the best results is to set aside some male grooming time for top-notch shave results: “Educate yourself on the before and after care of shaving.”