Northern Monkey Barber (AKA Josh Thomson) is an award-winning Orange County based, licensed barber, in San Clemente, California.


Located inside Phenix Salon Suites

Talega Village Center

801 Avenida Talega


San Clemente, CA 92673


🏆 Voted ‘Best New Business’ in San Clemente Times, Best of 2019  🏆


Josh is a great guy and excellent barber. I recently had to look good in a tux and although I didn't know what to do with my hair and beard, Josh knew exactly what I needed. Needless to say, I crushed in that tux and the cut from Josh was no small part.

Dylan W.


I've been stoked on the haircuts I've had with NMB. Haven't been as pleased elsewhere. This dude has an eye for style and doesn't just process you through the hipster mill.  You can trust him with your mop, or whatever hairs you've got left.

Roger S.


I showed up with the longest hair in the room, and left with the longest hair in the room. I'm usually hesitant to go to Barber Shops because I like my hair longer, everyone else in there got a fade, where as I wanted to look like I could play bass in an Oasis tribute band. Josh did great. The barista at Peet's Coffee even thought I looked cool.

Brandon B.


More than just a great haircut and shave, it is an experience. Everything a high end Barber is suppose to be and then some. Josh is a true professional and a master of his craft who I promise will make you look way better than when you came in. And I was jacked up when I came in. I refuse to have anyone else cut my hair.

James K.