Three Generations

With three generations and 100 years of barbering experience, we know how the best products look, feel and perform. Branca Men products utilize the finest quality ingredients and deliver amazing performance from wash to style.

Three Generations

With three generations and 100 years of barbering experience, we know how the best products look, feel and perform. Branca Men products utilize the finest quality ingredients and deliver amazing performance from wash to style.

Ralph Branca Cutting Hair

RAFFAELE BRANCA

Raffaele Branca, at the young age of 13, left his family behind in Bognolia, Italy and immigrated to the United States for his piece of the American Dream. He earned money after school as a shoe shine boy at a barbershop, and within a few short months moved up to an apprentice and understudy barber. Only a few years later, Raffaele, barber’s license in hand, began what was to become a life-long career in barbering.

In 1962, Raffaele opened Ralph’s Barber Shop, and in 1980 he proudly welcomed his oldest daughter, Tina, by his side.

Raffaele continues to work to this day, dedicated to his craft and perfecting his talent after 65 years in the business. Raffaele’s skill and dedication has laid the groundwork for a family business spanning three generations of the Branca family, all who personify the American Dream in mastering the craft of barbering and hairstyling and elevating it to a true art form.

TINA BRANCA

Tina Branca obtained her license in hairstyling in 1980 at her dad’s barber shop. Three years later Tina set her sights on Los Angeles and moved to the West Coast to begin what has become a remarkable career in hair styling.

While working in Los Angeles, Tina constantly perfected her craft, studying under industry talents who were exceptionally skilled in their profession. Soon Tina developed her own unique, vibrant, and edgy hair styling and was recognized by high-end clientele and the Hollywood circle. Her exceptional talent led to exposure with internationally and nationally known fashion photographers from various media sources.  Celebrities demanded the youthful hairstyles she customized to each client for each occasion.

In 1991, Tina opened Salon Branca ­­– the embodiment of Tina’s style and vision ­­– providing trend-setting salon services dedicated to each client’s personal needs. For the next 13 years, Tina’s creativity, her signature style cuts, and her masterful talent grew to accommodate a client base that has religiously followed her to this day. In 2003, Tina sold Salon Branca and, drawing together the experience and vision of three generations, has led their passion to create Branca Men.

Tina Branca
Tina Branca

TINA BRANCA

Tina Branca obtained her license in hairstyling in 1980 at her dad’s barber shop.Three years later Tina set her sights on Los Angeles and moved to the West Coast to begin what has become a remarkable career in hair styling.

While working in Los Angeles, Tina constantly perfected her craft, studying under industry talents who were exceptionally skilled in their profession. Soon Tina developed her own unique, vibrant, and edgy hair styling and was recognized by high-end clientele and the Hollywood circle. Her exceptional talent led to exposure with internationally and nationally known fashion photographers from various media sources. Celebrities demanded the youthful hairstyles she customized to each client for each occasion.

In 1991, Tina opened Salon Branca ­­– the embodiment of Tina’s style and vision ­­– providing trend-setting salon services dedicated to each client’s personal needs. For the next 13 years, Tina’s creativity, her signature style cuts, and her masterful talent grew to accommodate a client base that has religiously followed her to this day. In 2003, Tina sold Salon Branca and, drawing together the experience and vision of three generations, has led their passion to create Branca Men.

Chad Branca

CHAD BRANCA

Chad Branca represents the third generation as the grandson of Raffaele and the nephew of Tina. Chad embodies the youthful and vibrant energy he has brought into his grandfather’s barber shop. Originally thinking he would move in a different direction, Chad could not ignore the call of the clippers. Apprenticed and licensed under his grandfather Raffaele, Chad takes men’s grooming to the next level in Ralph’s Barber Shop. As a spokesperson for men’s grooming of his generation, he inspires a whole new clientele of discerning trend setters to Branca Men. At only 25 years old, Chad is taking the barbering profession by storm and forging his very own extension of the American Dream.

Together, with over 100 years of experience and bold new ideas, these three generations have formulated men's grooming products that are second to none.

Together, with over 100 years of experience and bold new ideas, these three generations have formulated men's grooming products that are second to none.