Now in business for 35 years, Rick Bort is the owner of 5th Avenue Barbershop. Rick prides himself on delivering good customer service. “I have a responsibility to treat my customers right—to give good value, and to listen,” he says. Among Rick’s customers are former State governors, retail families, sports figures and musicians. “We’re at the edge of the growing South Lake Union neighborhood, and are expanding our reach to include the technologists living and working in the area.” Rick enjoys international travel, and visit SE Asia often. He’s an accomplished master with the straightedge razor and offers hot lather shaves.
For Dillon, it’s all about beards, weightlifting and tattoos. A barber for 16 years, Dillon says that, “People come to us because we’re a family shop. We’re not big, and we care. We try to be polite, and bend over backwards as much as we can. We try not to say the word no. We are always here evolving, keeping up with today’s trends. I just want to make dudes look good with hair.” Dillon’s passion is hair but his real passion is photography. “When I’m not doing stuff with my husband or working on my house I’m doing photography.” Dillon is an urban chicken farmer with 8 chickens.
Since 2008 Dee has worked at 5th Avenue Barbershop as a hair stylist for men. She enjoys a loyal customer following, giving them what they want and providing excellent service. “Sometimes men want to change up their style, so I listen and provide what they need to meet the current trend,” she says. Dee enjoys cooking, good wine and yoga. Overall she promotes a fit lifestyle. Every few year Dee returns to her native Vietnam, but Seattle is her second home. “I love my job. It’s fun, no stress. When you make people look good, you’re happy!”