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Rich Soto

Richard Soto- Level 5

Co-Founder & Master Barber

My name is Mr. Richard Soto Llezeth, the co-founder of The Cutting Room Barber Salon. I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. I graduated from Mid-Cities Barber College and started barbering in 2012. After two years under the wing of some of the best barber's in fort worth, I co-founded Interstate Barber Stylist School in Waco, Texas where I found a deep love for teaching and developing others to improve the quality of their haircuts and techniques. This, in turn, improved their families lives as well, making the experience a very valuable one. The institute has graduated over 40 students and counting, with many who have started their own businesses. From the beginning of my career, I noticed those who didn't take their skill seriously and how they would come and go. There was also fame I noticed that came along with being an excellent barber, but there were always pits that would stop a great barber from being more than a personal brand. Being a son of an ex-military hard-working businessman, I learned many good qualities like discipline, honor, respect, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done, and done right.

I have also studied other remarkable barbers and successful entrepreneurs. This has helped me to sharpen my entrepreneurial mind and accrue much knowledge and wisdom from business strategy and marketing to quality haircuts that include flawless razor skin fades to long layered shear cuts, and expert straight razor shaving that I know the customer will enjoy in our environment where mastery of our craft is of the utmost importance so we are able to serve everyone the highest quality product possible, consistently. As well as an amazing business model that allows for the stylist or barber to enjoy compensation a step above an hourly wage, a layout for everyone to enjoy from the stylist and barber to the whole family. With services that are fairly priced and performed by a hand-selected team that is the staff of the cutting room barber salon, and we hope to serve the people of fort worth the very best, and become a staple in fort worth and make our mark on the hair industry and begin a legacy that grows along with the community that will reach far beyond just making men look great.

Vanessa Soto

Vanessa Soto- Level 5

Co-Founder & Master Stylist

My name is Vanessa Denise Soto, I'm one of the co-founders of The Cutting Room Barber Salon. I'm a proud Fort Worth native and a licensed cosmetologist, I graduated from Ogle School of Hair Skin and Nails in 2012. Before I began my career I always dreamed of opening a women's salon and make women look beautiful and confident. This turned out to be the opposite when I started working in a salon that serviced mostly men. This was very uncomfortable at first but very soon I got the techniques needed to perform fantastic haircuts that got everyone's attention with the guidance of my first mentors.

Soon I began to love cutting men's hair and performing those cool haircuts every one likes. I've worked in almost every salon setting from low to high end and have learned that quality is what separates everyone and makes you valuable. Together with my husband, we have taught each other our strengths and weaknesses which will help The Cutting Room Barber Salon develop our staff to be the greatest they can be. Making The Cutting Room Barber Salon something we can all be proud of.

Jordan Rexroad

Jordan Rexroad- Level 2


My name is Jordan Rexroad. I was born in Fort Worth, and after being inspired by my cousin decided to attend cosmetology school to pursue a career in men’s haircuts.I graduated from Hollenstein Career and Technology Center in 2019. After I graduated, I started working right away as a hair stylist for men.

Soon the job I had chosen at sixteen was no longer just a way to earn a living. I realized that I enjoyed meeting new people every day and that I had always had a knack for putting a smile on people's faces.

I always knew something was missing from my haircuts, and I knew that I'd do whatever it took to find a place where I could learn more about styling hair. The Cutting Room Barber Salon is the place for me! In this friendly and professional salon, we're excited to help you achieve the style you want. Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Colby Colberg

Colby Colberg- Level 3


Hi, my name is Colby Colberg and I am from Dallas, Texas. I have spent six years in some of the most highly respected salons, specializing in technical cutting. I completed an apprenticeship program under some award-winning hairstylists, and was one of the fastest promoted educators.

Seeing the confidence my clients walk out with is the most gratifying feeling for me. I absolutely love this career, and can't imagine doing anything else. I'm looking forward to working with you.!


Charlie Swink- Level 2


Hey there, I'm Charlie Swink, a local through and through. I spent a decade honing my craft in vibrant Las Vegas after discovering my knack for barbering at the esteemed Paul Mitchell Academy. I believe in merging work with pleasure and that's exactly what I do each day in my chair. I've been fortunate to work in some top-tier shops in Vegas, which has fueled my drive to always go the extra mile. I'm all about hair and heavy metal! I'm constantly striving to improve, innovate and provide the highest quality service while ensuring you have an enjoyable experience. Let's share some good times and great haircuts. Go Frogs!