Passion for this art.

Premier men barbershop in Arlington, Virginia.

We're committed to always making you look your best.

The Bearded Goat Barber team is thrilled to be open in Ballston! We offer a full array of haircut styles, shape-ups, and grey blending. If a shave is what you’re looking for, we provide a relaxing straight razor hot towel shave. We also specialize in beard shaping and sculpting. Put your trust in us, and let our clippers and scissors do the work.

We’re a great place to get fresh and a sanctuary from the outside world. Everything at Bearded Goat Barber is personally curated by the team, from the music you hear to the classic cuts to the merchandise and gear. We hope you’ll become a part of the Bearded Goat Barber family.

Our Team

Eric Renfro

Co-Owner and Barber
Eric has been helping clients enjoy the “total barber experience” in the Ballston area since 2002. He has an eagerness and strong ability to stay current with the latest styles and trends, while remaining true to the classic styles as well. This ability has allowed him to provide superior service to a diverse clientele over many years. Eric loves to talk about sports, music, movies, and anything else pop culture or otherwise. A few passions of his include cycling, landscaping, and capturing sunrises and sunsets.

Jon Dodson

Co-Owner and Barber
Jon is thrilled to continue his passion for barbering in the Ballston neighborhood where he resides with his wife. Jon specializes in all aspects of barbering, especially beard trims, and has a vast knowledge of all products. The Bearded Goat beard oils and balms are personally handmade by Jon and include an olive oil made from his family’s olive grove in Greece. Jon has a love of travel and is always up-to-date on the local restaurant scene.

Scott Parker


Scott is an Arlington based, small business entrepreneur. Scott currently owns and operates four restaurants in Arlington, as well as other local businesses. Scott’s expertise lies in operations, branding, marketing, and management. Scott’s passions include nightlife, food and beverage, and health and wellness.

Riz Ahmed

Riz was born and raised in England and has been providing superior barber service to his clients since 2016. Riz specializes in classic haircuts including fades, tapers, and pompadours, which are always cut to look great with or without product. Riz enjoys being with his family as well as participating in fitness routines and relaxing with video games.

Angela Castorena

Angela has 13 years of experience in the industry. She began as a cosmetologist for six years, then went into barbering for the last 7 years of her career. Originally from Dallas, she recently moved to the area. Angela is very passionate about what she does and excels at long hair as well as classic men’s hairstyles. She is an avid sports fan who loves game shows and puzzles.

Ken Quach

Ken has 16 plus years of experience in the industry and is a versatile barber who specializes in fades and shaves. Ken is detail oriented and is passionate about hair. He grew up in Maryland and is a big Ravens fan who also follows the Orioles, Wizards, and Capitals. Ken is a huge foodie!

Brendan Rabak

Brendan started his passion for hair at a young age as a family trade. His stylist background makes for his specialization in longer hair, although he likes to switch it up with shorter styles as well. He strives to make a personalized experience for every service and creates a friendly barber experience for all.

Steve Gary

Steve is ecstatic to continue his love of barbering with the Ballston community. He is passionate about providing an excellent and detailed service to each and every client. Steve enjoys providing the latest styles with a classic touch. He specializes in fades, tapers, and shaves. He is a California native and Laker fan. He enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.

Brook Gilmore

Brook went to cosmetology school and started off working in a salon. She discovered her love for barbering very soon after school and now has 5 years experience with men’s cutting. She loves all things hair, from fading to color, and even women’s cuts. She’s a Virginia native whos family and pets are her life. She loves music festivals, art, food, and spending time outdoors. on her days off you can find her somewhere in the mountains hiking!

Josue Alegria​

Josue is a native to Northern Virginia but has spent time all over the DMV. He has been serving the area since 2014 with his love for barbering. His goal is to leave clients with a smile every time. Constant education and dedication assures you a wonderful service. He loves coffee, exploring the area, and trying new things.

Spud Willis

Spud is a Virginia native and has been cutting hair in the area since 2014. He has a love for classic styles and all things shaving. He will bend your ear about movies, music, and random nuggets of bizarre trivia. He’s dedicated to give you top notch quality and more than a few bad jokes!

Here's what you should expect.


No matter what your style is, we will consistently deliver the quality that you expect when you sit in our chair.


Listen to music, check out some sports, have a casual conversation. It's the perfect place when you want to take a break.


We love what we do, but we're also seasoned professionals—expect only the best from our team.

Book your Appointment.

Schedule your appointment with any of our amazing barbers. We encourage you to book in advance, so check out our schedule and pick the day, time and barber that best fits you.