Meet the Cut to the Chase team
Hi there! I’m Chase McKim, proud owner and barber at Cut to the Chase Barber Shop located in downtown Livermore, CA. Growing up in Livermore my whole life, I first picked up a pair of clippers in junior high school. For years I continued to not only cut my own hair, but also my buddies’ hair out of my dad’s garage. In the midst of figuring out a career path for myself, I realized there was only one option for me - and that was to pursue my passion in life: become a barber and to one day, own my very own shop in the town I that love. In April 2015 I attended Urban Barber College in Concord, CA, obtaining my barbers license in February of 2016. Shortly thereafter, I had the privilege of working at a hair salon in downtown Livermore for about a year when the opportunity arose to open up my own shop.
I have a deep passion for the craft of barbering and truly believe that the haircut experience is much more than just your average cut - it’s an opportunity to interact with the individual in my chair, fellowship with those in the shop, and to give my clients the opportunity to relax; all while enjoying a complimentary whiskey or a local craft beer in a comfortable environment.
We hope to see you in the shop and look forward to providing you with the ultimate traditional barbering experience!
Chase McKim, Owner & Licensed Professional Barber
My name is Arnel Catarroja, I’m 29 years old from Vallejo, CA. I’ve been a Licensed professional barber since 2016. I love God, my wife, and my Bay Area sports! (Warriors, NINERS and Giants).
Cutting hair has always been a hobby of mine since I was in middle school, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized that it was my passion. Over my lifetime, I’ve always worked in environments that have allowed me to serve, communicate and interact with people personally, and I’ve always enjoyed it. That’s why I believe that working in this industry is the best place for me.
I’m constantly learning new styles and techniques, staying up to date with the newest trends -- all while staying rooted in traditional barbering services and hairstyles.
I’m really happy to be part of the team here at Cut to the Chase Barbershop! Please check out my work on Instagram @fiftyx50, and be sure to book your appointments now! Not only is barbering something that I LOVE to do, but it also allows me to do what I'm called to do. And that is to SERVE! Allow me to serve you: I am your barber, I am your stylist, I am your friend.
Arnel, Licensed Professional Barber