Danny Oshana has been a barber for the past 16 years and doesn’t plan on changing professions any time soon.
“I’m doing this until I die,” said Oshana, 36. “It’s something I enjoy doing. It reflects who I am. When people are happy, I’m happy.”
Oshana has spent the past seven years working at Babylon Cuts, formerly Magic Cuts, which is located at 2531 E. Whitmore Avenue in Ceres.
He rented a station for five years before taking over full ownership on Jan. 1, 2019.
“I’ve always wanted to have my own business,” he said. “I can’t see myself working for other people.”
“You have to be very talkative,” he added. “You meet all kinds of people. You got to get along with everyone.”
Oshana’s brothers Sargon, George and Pierre are also barbers. They followed in their father’s footsteps.
“We are the second generation,” Oshana said. “Dad (Yakhnis) taught us all. It’s a family thing.”
“I do fades and beards,” he said. “I use a straight razor when I line up people. That’s my specialty. Not a lot of barbers do that around here.”
Peter Isho, 32, of Modesto, has been a loyal customer since 2015.
“He takes his time,” Isho said. “He knows his haircut is a reflection of his work.”
Oshana charges $30 for full service, which consists of a haircut and shave. Cost for seniors is $20 for full service or $15 for just a haircut.
Babylon Cuts has three full-time employees and one part-time worker. Cheryl Weeks is the barber shop’s stylist/colorist.
Babylon Cuts is open six days a week. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To book an appointment, call (209) 531-2887. Walk-ins are also welcome.