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Inspiring Conversations with Robert Díaz of Tonsore Master Academy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Díaz. He and his team share their story with us below:

Perfecting his craft since 1980, Robert Diaz has achieved the levels of barber, stylist, hair designer, salon owner, and Tonsore Master Educator. While working as a barber teacher in California, he noticed the lack of traditional barbering. He moved to San Antonio Texas in 2015 and founded Tonsore Master Academy, Inc., and Tonsore Professional Education in May 2016.

As the Creative Energy Officer, He opened Tonsore Master Academy, Inc and positioned his school as the authority in traditional classic barbering. While in California, his students told him about Insta Gram and encouraged him to create an account. He chose “TheBarberPro” then translated it into Latin and came up with “Tonsore Professional”.

“Tonsore” means barber in Latin.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As with any new business, there were many challenges such as finding the right location, getting the school curriculum approved, and unexpected building improvements but with God’s favor and the help from his Uncle Roque Medina, family, and friends he has stayed the course and opened May 6, 2016.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
TONSORE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION is based on five haircutting systems: Long Hair, Texture, Free Form, Natural Styles, and Tapers/Fades using scissors, clippers, and razor cutting techniques. Design concepts focus on Bone Structure, Planes of the head, reference points, elevation, texture & formation. The Tonsore Professional education methods offer a solid foundation in classic barbering, on-the-job training, and a “hands-on” learning experience.

For students who want to pursue the Art of Barbering. Our goal is to train you in the technical skills that will help you reach your professional goals. Tonsore Master Academy is open for client services Monday – Friday. The first client was at 10:00 am the last client was at 4:30 pm. We offer friendly professional service for the family, military, First responders, seniors, and all students.

The Academy is located at 6856 Ingram Rd. San Antonio TX. 78238. Call 210-816-3868 or visit for more information. I am most proud of the soft launch of Tonsore Classic Shave Cream and After Shave Balm.

We’d love to hear what you think about risk-taking.
Opening Tonsore Master Academy was a huge risk. When my job ended in California, I moved back to Texas.

I invested all my savings into just opening the school. And I had to market a new concept among new competitors. The grind is constant but God is in control of my business.

Contact Info:

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  • Facebook: tonsore master academy
  • Twitter: @Tonsore
  • Youtube: tonsore professional

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1 Comment

  1. Cynthia

    August 18, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Congratulations to you for not giving up on what you love to do. Your place is beautiful and I Hope/Pray that you Reach a lot of Young Men/Women who have the same Passion you Have. I’m more of an old fashion person who likes the old clean hair style and a shaved beard. I guess I picked that up from my dad, uncle’s and brother’s. Sir, I wish you all the success in the world!!

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