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Meet Timmy Yanchun & Dan Broadley of Svelte Barbershop + Essentials in Hollywood, Manhattan Beach and Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Timmy Yanchun & Dan Broadley.

Gentlemen – thanks so much for sharing your story with us.  Let’s start at the beginning.

Timmy has been a barber since he was 13 starting his own shop in his basement, Dan went to school for business. When the two of us moved in together in Beverly Hills, Timmy started making his own shave products for his clients at his barbershop in the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. Dan took his business knowledge and got Timmy’s special formula packaged and marketed. The brand then grew into now three brick and mortar locations with a cult following of their brand across the nation.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We had many so hiccups! From packaging to overseas suppliers to shipping issues. We both got into this business extremely green, in hindsight we may have learned the hard way, but it was the best way. Hard learned lessons we can now take with us into our future endeavors with this brand and others.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Svelte Barbershop + Essentials – what should we know?
We are a men’s grooming company, specializing in men’s hair, beard, skin and shave.

We are known for supplying men, either through one of our barbershops or through our products, with their own style tailored to their god given characteristics.

We are most proud of the relationship we’ve built with our customers. They tell us daily how we’ve changed their life by improving the way they look thus improving the way they feel about themselves. It’s an amazing thing to hear!

We have a long history in the men’s grooming industry (long before it was cool!) and used the feedback from the thousands of different men who have been Svelte clients, to create the best product and service all rolled up into one brand. You can’t buy or fake the type of quality we offer from the data we’ve amassed, making us the go-to brand for any guy who wants to look and feel better.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Our loyal following.

From every location we open, when they swarm our grand openings and drink all our beers! To every product, we launch our customers are there with us. They are every type of guy you can imagine and we couldn’t be more proud or more appreciative. They have created this brand with us. They have given us constructive criticism every step of the way so we truly built this brand together.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Our 3 LA locations are in Hollywood, Manhattan Beach & Venice
  • Website:
  • Phone: 323-645-0990
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @gosvelte
  • Facebook: svelte men
  • Twitter: @sveltemen
  • Yelp: Svelte Barbershop + Essentials

Image Credit:
Gabe Bolson

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