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Meet Sonny Zizzo of Tiger Eye Hair in Golden Hill

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sonny Zizzo.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Our story started a little over 3 years ago. The vision and goal were quite simple, get back to doing great hair in a creative space. A space that was a bit of a hybrid shop combining my respect for the barbering and the love for styling. A place where everyone is welcomed, appreciated, and loved. A team that is friendly, talented, and excited about their craft.

To get to where we are today has been a tuff road. I made a few promises to myself in the beginning days of Tiger Eye and stuck to my guns. I wanted to create a family of stylist that respected each other and believed in our mission and vision. With a love for hair at the forefront and a dynamic team we have gone from 2 to 17 and the train is just leaving the station. My top priority is surrounding myself with amazing people and fortunately when I built it, they came!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest struggle has been finding the right people to represent the brand. This isn’t your typical salon. Yes, we have a bit of a casual feel but I can assure you that there is an abundance of passion for the craft and a love for our guest. We have a team made up of stylist and barbers from other states and other salons and shops looking for a home. There is just something about a person for looking for something better, a place they can be themselves, that gets be every time. I truly believe that when you bring a group of people together searching for the same things and chemistry is amazing. This has been the key to our success 🙂

Tiger Eye Hair – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are a hair salon/barbershop. We specialize in hair, in all hair. From a skin fade to a long layer cut with a balayage. While they are in separate rooms we focus on the experience. If you are in the barbershop you can grab a beer listen to anything from Sam Cooke to Run Dmc sit back and get a straight razor shave or a traditional classic men’s cut. On the other side is the salon, cut, color, extensions, deep treatments, eyebrow threading, styling, etc. So much talented under one roof is what makes me so proud. What sets us apart is that all of this magic takes place in a renovated 1965 Texaco. Honestly there is nothing like it!

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is seeing my team thrive. To watch each of them get busier and build meaningful relationships with clients.

Success is being proud of what Tiger Eye stands for and trusting in what will come. Success is creating a space that people love and look forward to coming in and spending time with us. Most importantly is creating a culture where family first is always the priority, and at the end of the day that is our proudest and biggest success.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 811 25th St., Suite 105
  • Website:
  • Phone: 6197983996
  • Email:
  • Instagram: tigereyehair
  • Facebook: Tigereyehair
  • Yelp: Tiger Eye Hair

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1 Comment

  1. Denise

    October 20, 2017 at 4:07 am

    love this salon and all of the amazing work they do! Love the passion, the creativity, the professionalism.

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