About the Owner

Howard L. Smith Jr. brings 26 years of barber knowledge and experience to your visit at Mr.Smith's Barber Studio. His faith in God and family are the staples of this vision. He is a graduate of Bladensburg Barber School in Bladensburg, MD. He cut his teeth as a rookie barber in a Beauty Salon in Silver Spring, MD in 1989 where the presssure was on to develope quickly and produce as the only onsite barber.  He then arrived in Laurel, MD in 1990 and began his barber career at Don's Barbershop which was then, the only african-american barbershop in Laurel. After a five year formative stint he moved onto Headquarters Barbershop in Laurel, MD where he trained and honed his managerial skills for another five years. With 10 solid years behind him he partnerd with the late Mr. Charles Wison to launch Mr. Smith's Barber Studio on February 1, 2000. His vision was to create an atmosphere where barbers could hone and develope their own skills and one day become shop owners themselves. Some barbers realize that shop ownership is not for them but they are still able to earn a decent living while giving themselves an opportunity to persue their true passion. Mr. Smith has also helped and encouraged many barbers who were not officially licensed before they arrived to persue and get their credentials. We are proud to say that this vision has produced several licensed barbers as well as (5) Five Barbershop Owners, (4) four in Maryland and one in Atlanta, GA.          


Limited appointments are now available for new clients for Mr. Smtih. Book online and pay in advance at www.styleseat.com/msbscutz