Engels Rodriguez, born on May 30th, 1992, is a true expert in hair and beard. At the beginning of his 15th year he decided to learn the hairdressing trade.
Already during his apprenticeship he realized – barbering is his passion. In 2013 he trained as a barber. Engels deepened his knowledge until he became one of the best barbers in Switzerland.
Since then he has been known far beyond the country’s borders. Again and again, Barber from Germany, Switzerland and Austria want to be educated or trained by him.
He became known as a barber to a wide audience throughout Zurich and the surrounding area when a magazine reported about him and his weekend activities. On Saturday after work he packed his bag and went out on the street to cut the hair of the homeless for free. He said at the time: «A good haircut is something precious. It makes a person feel good. And I want to share this good feeling with the socially weak. »
When Robert Rosenberger, the owner of the oldest men’s hairdresser in Zurich, died in spring 2017, Engels Rodriguez applied for his successor. A request that heirs gladly complied with. After all, the store was in the best hands.
With the promise to continue to run the shop in the style and in the spirit of the late Mr. Rosenberger, Engels Rodriguez initially started running his barber shop alone as “Engels The Barber”. In a very short time, however, it was fully booked several weeks in advance and he had to get reinforcements. Since then he has been supported by Joel Blattner and thus complements the team from “Engels The Barber”, the oldest barber shop in Zurich.
You may have to wait a little longer for an appointment today, but customers are happy to accept that. «Despite his great success and his fame, this young man has always remained humble and down-to-earth. And as a barber, he’s a league of his own. » one of his customers sums it up.
On October 1st, 2019 the name was changed from “Engels The Barber” to “Zürich’s Finest Barbers”.
In his spare time, Engels is known and known throughout Switzerland as a DJ. He plays regularly in the largest and trendiest clubs in Switzerland. What he does, he does right. And really successful.