Christopher Triana brings the art of barbering to V Collective!

We're not always in the studio on Tuesdays, but we're always working on elevating the craft of hairdressing.  Christopher Triana joined the collective back in 2016 where he brings the art of barbering to the studio.  When he's not at the studio, he's teaching the barbering program at the Bellus Academy, as well as bringing his students to us.  A year ago, we decided to go rogue from the standard salon (an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician or couturier conducts business) and build a studio (place where people go to learn, practice, or study an art).  In light...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tina, David, and Jason are looking forward to a fresh new year with endless possibilities after having made 2016 an amazing year to remember. Each month brought fresh challenges and accomplishments, giving the new studio a solid foundation for innovation. We couldn’t have done it without everyone who stuck with us from Phenix Salon to our 5th Avenue studio. While David was working overtime realizing V Collective’s final vision in Banker’s Hill as planner and contractor, Tina and Jason kept the ball rolling at Phenix Salon. It wasn’t always easy dealing with the hurdles of Phenix’s location issues, but our...

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POP-UP GIFT SHOP!

Don't miss out on our pop up gift shop this Saturday 12-17-2016! Park at Balboa Park for free, take a nice walk in beautiful SD, and pick up something special for your loved ones. There's nothing like the holidays in beautiful San Diego! Truffles by One Sweet Addiction, Evolution Grain -free Dog Treats, Accessories from Vocabulary Boutique, Totes by Lola Elisa, Custom Gift Boxes by Parcel and Bloom, complimentary nail polish change, LBP product specials and more!  Save...

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“Marco Delgado: Soul of a Barber, Vision of a Hairdresser”

 A Little after 12pm on October 24, Tina Valencia, co-owner of V Collective, was chatting with an audience eager to gain expert knowledge about barbering from visiting V76 educator Marco Delgado. She, her husband David Valencia, and manager Jason Dean had prepared a valuable educational session with this Los Angeles professional in order to expand awareness in San Diego about the fast-paced and ever changing hair industry. Before the demo, Tina warmly took questions concerning her experience as a stylist and business owner. She set the tone for an engaging few hours with Marco as she shared her own trials and...

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