The Team

Beau Black, Proprietor

Tapping into his sous and executive chef experience, Beau has fulfilled his vision to bring back a unique establishment for locals and visitors to socialize and exchange ideas. While showcasing local talent, The Bookcase and Barber provides an intimate atmosphere to enjoy quality drinks and superior service.




Pedro Vigil, Licensed Barber



Young and passionate, Pedro has already mastered his craft, providing the Durango area with luxury barber services and an attention to detail.  Pedro’s vast knowledge and energy has allowed him to offer instruction to student-barbers since 2013, and most recently helped to open The Bookcase and Barber in 2015. When he is not slaying hair, he is spending time with his beautiful wife, Rose and their daughter, Ember.




Pat Sundahl, Licensed Barber



As a master barber since 2008 and knowledge of current hair trends and styles, Pat creates a superb experience that enhances his clients’ appearance.  Recently, he volunteered in Asia with the Village Aide Project, a humanitarian organization whose mission is to partner with needy communities in the developing world. 





Brendan Vlass, Licensed Barber

 Brendan was born and raised in Durango, CO. After highschool, he pursued his dreams in Austin, TX where he met his wife, Kelly, a talented local hair stylist. Together they owned a salon, in turn, giving him an intimate look into the industry. Shortly after, Brendan pursued training at the Roffler School of Hair Design. Returning to Durango in 2015, he shares his skill and passion for classic barbering, while raising his two children in his hometown. He is a beard enthusiast and can sometimes even be found serving the Bookcase late-night.