Mike Veraldi

My barbering career was sparked by my desire to offer a pleasant customer service experience in a friendly environment.

Previously, I spent 22 years in the gambling industry as a valet and table games dealer. Needless to say, I was ready for a positive change. Barbering allows me to offer a positive service and send clients off feeling great with a fresh haircut. I like to bring joy and happiness to the people I come in contact with throughout my day.

I specialize in gentlemen’s cuts and straight razor shaves. I pride myself on hard work, determination, and building a rapport with each of my clients.

In my personal time, I enjoy music, especially old blues from the 1920s. I play harmonica when I have some time to myself. I love any movie with Steve Martin or Mel Brooks. And I’m a huge fan of standup comedy. I’m always writing and hoping one day I’ll get the nerve to try an open mic night.

I have a beautiful family. I raised two incredible, now-grown sons on my own (with help from my parents) and I am happily remarried with two amazing stepdaughters.

– Mike Veraldi, barber


They say they like to keep a low profile. For my own sake, I hope it stays that way. But they deserve all the business they can handle. Quite simply, it’s a great place to hang out.

Drew D.

Yelp Review

Super easy to talk to, makes you feel welcome every time and the shop is always clean and it’s groovy baby.

Arturo H.

Yelp Review

Paloma is a hidden gem in Golden Hill and once you shoulder your way through the stubborn front door, you’re treated to a groovy barbershop that has the same charm as your best friend’s basement. It’s cool and it’s cozy and I felt at ease the entire time.

Kyle K.

Yelp Review

Andrew strives to connect with his customers in an open and judgement-free environment and always provides fire recommendations on TV, music, and movies.

Dylan Ryder

Google Review