From Fades to Finances: How To Build Your Brand

Interviewed by Beauty Advisor (an online beauty industry community) on how to build a brand, and the path to becoming a successful Barber. - December, 2018

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voted number 1 barbershop in the world

Ranked as the #1 Barbershop in the world by ReGen by Floinique. – May, 2018

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Featured in “Barbershops of America” photo book

Featured in “Barbershops of America-Then and Now”  a 180 page hardcover coffee table book by photographer Rob Hammer, that documents the contrast between old school barbershops and the “next generation” of barbers in all 50 states of America. – May, 2018


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Interviewed by “Mr. Pomade” (an online pomade and mens grooming product store) for their blog featuring Traditional Barbers in todays Barbering industry. – February, 2018

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Voted one of San Francisco’s top 17 Barber Shops for 2018 (out of 204 shops) by – January, 2018


why everyman needs a good barber

Contributed to the New Age Gents gentlemen’s etiquette and lifestyle blog, with an article titled “Why Every Man Needs A Good Barber.” – July, 2017


best barbers in the bay area

Named by San Francisco lifestyle blog 7X7 as one of the Best Barbers/Barbershop’s in the Bay Area for 2017. – March, 2017

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the art of being a gentleman

Featured on the Nomad Barber YouTube channel, in an interview called “The Art of Being A Gentleman“, with an indepth interview on Mark-Jason’s views on service, the traditions of Barbering, and his purpose as a single Dad. – April 2017



Featured in the Emmy Award winning NHL San Jose Sharks “Sharks for Life: Barbershop” commercial with NHL clients Brent Burns and Joe Thornton.  – January 2017


top 18 barbershops in San Francisco

Voted one of San Francisco’s top 18 Barber Shops (out of 205 shops) by – December 2016


one of america’s 6 hippest barbers

Featured by online news source “The Daily Beast” in it’s article “Meet America’s Hottest, Hippest Barbers” by Tyrus Rochell Townsend, listing their 6 picks for America’s Best Barbers. – November 2016


career spotlight for Future barbers of america (educational curriculum feature)

Featured in the Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering 6th Edition “Career Spotlight”, offering future barber professionals insight and advice on how to become successful Barbers. The Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook is the standard textbook used by all Barbering schools throughout North America. – October 2016


top 5 barbers to follow on instagram

Featured by Alexandria Professional in their article “Father’s Day, The AP Way“, listing their top 5 Barbers to follow on Instagram. – June 2016


the shear genius of these american barbers

Featured in The Gramlist‘s blog “The Shear Genius of These American Barbers“, as one of five All-American Barbers to follow on Instagram for modernizing everything from haircuts to shop culture. – June 2016

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the evolution of a barber

Featured in the YouTube series “The Evolution of a Barber“, filmed by the HowtobecomeabarberTV channel. – June 2016

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the best barbershops in san francisco

Listed by online lifestyle magazine “7X7“in it’s article “The Best Barbershops, Shaves, Cuts, Beard Trims + Manscaping for Men” as the best “Gentleman’s Haircut”. – April, 2016

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podcast interview

Interviewed by Richard Britton’s Podcast “Shear Star“, that retraces the steps of Icons, Artists, Educators, Barbers and Stylists. Mark-Jason Solofa talks about the value of the craft, priorities, and the importance of staying in your own lane. – March, 2016

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featured barber, educational dvd

Featured Barber on “A Cut Above The Rest, Volume 3” DVD produced by renowned YouTube Barber, Vick Damone. Mark-Jason Solofa provides a haircut tutorial as well as an in-depth interview on his philosophies of the current state of the Barbering industry.  Click here for the YouTube tutorial preview. – January, 2016


13 men’s grooming accounts to follow on instAgram

Named by as one of “13 Men’s Grooming accounts you need to follow on Instagram.” – December, 2015

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samoa news, interview

Interviewed by the local newspaper, “Samoa News”, during a return visit back to American Samoa after being away from home for 13 years; “Mark-Jason Solofa – an old fashioned gentleman’s barber in the East Bay.” – June, 2015


Barbering from the heart (vimeo feature and interview)

Interviewed by Matty Conrad, Owner of Victory Barber & Brand in Victoria, British Columbia. – January, 2015

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Instagram-er you follow

Named by Matty Conrad (Canada’s 2014 hairstylist of the year) in his interview by  Modern Salon magainzeas an Instagram account that he follows. – December, 2014


9 Barbers you should be following on instagram (details magazine)

Named by (Details Magazine) as one of “9 Barbers You Should Be Following On Instagram.” – November, 2014

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who do you follow on instagram (Details Magazine)

Named by Miguel Guiterrez (The Nomad Barber) in his interview with Details Magazine (“The 5 Coolest Barbers to Follow on Instagram”) as an Instagram account that he and other industry insiders follow.  – November, 2014

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2014 Best men’s barber

Named by the Eastbay Express newspaper’s “Best of the East Bay 2014” edition as “The Best Men’s Barber” and also featured on the newspaper’s cover. – June, 2014

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the barber shave tutorial

Featured on The Nomad Barber YouTube Channel, “The Barber Shave Tutorial“. – January, 2014