It's clear to see that Uppercut Deluxe ambassador Dane Hesse is surrounded by his favorite things. His Costa Mesa barbershop Eagle & Pig is a pastiche of surf, skate and the sports of real men, with heavy serving of Americana. Authenticity and a passion for the truth in life and work shines from Dane's shop. Be it the collection of automotive tools spread about his work space, unpretentious concrete floor, no-nonsense pricing, skate and surf boards on every wall, down-to-earth conversation or humble skills with the clipper and scissors, everything makes sense and feels the way a no-frills barbershop should. Dane doesn't appear too concerned with being anything other than himself. Sharing the philosophy of Uppercut Deluxe, the focus is upon what works. “I got into Uppercut Deluxe through my friend Tom,” he says. “I love that there’s a complete product line, so you can create many different styles. Uppercut Deluxe is so much better than what’s in the States for what I was looking for. I’d recommend any of the pomades – I can’t imagine using anything else.” Check out some photos from an Dane's shop, Eagle & Pig. Pay him a visit up in Costa Mesa some time, but be sure to call first; he does not take walk-ins. I'd say that it's worth the drive. In between cuts, shape up with a full range of products from Uppercut Deluxe from Sun Diego, in stores and online. Holiday time is coming in hot, pick up some product or a grooming bundle for the sharpest gentleman on your gift list.