Sheena Lister and Megan Andrews in camper van styling each other's hair

"We founded Barb to give women and folks with short hair a home."

Barb Soft Clay Pomade with Shears

Who is Barb?

Hello, Barbs!

First things first. If you are reading this, thank you for joining the Barb journey and for supporting our mission to create amazing products and community for women and folks with short hair.

Allow us to introduce ourselves - we are Sheena Lister (she/her) and Megan Andrews (she/they), the founders of Barb.

Sheena Lister with daughter, Flo

Throughout our individual short-haired journeys, we each found ourselves stuck between two traditional worlds - salons and barbershops. 

For Sheena, salons are spaces where she can get a great haircut but the cost for a cut every 6-8 weeks is not sustainable. Barbershops, meanwhile, feel designed for a “man’s” cut and she always feels a bit left out as the only woman in a chair.

Megan Andrews sitting on camper van steps smiling

For Megan, Salons have never felt like home. They love the barbershop experience but don’t love that every pomade on the shelf is marketed so specifically to ‘men’.

We knew that there had to be a better, more inclusive solution -- enter, Barb! We founded Barb to give women and folks with short hair a home.

Six different women and non-binary folks with short hair sitting in a barbershop

We are wholly committed to creating hair products for all short hair textures and types, and we are looking forward to creating a space for like-minded Barbs and Barb allies. 

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as we expand our product line and continue to build our community. Please feel free to drop us a line at hello@thebarbshop.com and one of us will get back to you.

Your Barbs,

Sheena and Megan