Mr.Smith's Barber Studio

What's New?

Mr. Smith's Barber Studio receives a City Citation and a Key to the City from the Mayor of Laurel, Maryland. It was in recognition of 24 years of Business Service and Community Engagement

In the effort to meet CDC  Covid-19 Guidlines we have implemented a 6ft spacing in between each Barber Chair. Our Barbers also completely wipe down their Barber Chairs after every Patron is serviced. Hand sanitizer is also made available for our Clients at our front desk. Pre-Covid norm's will now resume! 

(APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED)- (WALK-INS)  We will try and fit you in  if a Barber is available.

Our waiting area is very limited. Please arrive at scheduled appointment times.

To make an appointment, please call the Barbershop at (301) 483-6670. you can also contact your Personal Barber by cell phone or booking apps.


301 483-6670

301 483-6672



Mr.Smith's Barber Studio

386 Montrose Ave

Suite 23

Laurel, MD 20707


Hours                                             Hours may vary based on Appointment Schedules

Mon. 9-6 , Tue. 9-6, Wed. 9-6, Thurs. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 8-6, Sun. (By Apptointment Ony) Walk-Ups are Welcome) Please Note: There is a  limited staff and no set hours of operation on this day. (Sunday)

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About the Owner

Howard L. Smith Jr. brings 34 years of barber knowledge and experience to your visit at Mr.Smith's Barber Studio in Laurel, MD. He has been an officially licensed Master Barber by the State of Maryland since 1992. His faith in God and family are the staples of the MSBS vision. After a brief enrollment at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland he decided to go another route and pursue his journey of business ownership. Taping into his artistic, organization and leadership skillsets, he decided to take a leap of faith and enroll in Bladensburg Barber School in Bladensburg, MD. After completion, he then went on to cut his teeth as a rookie barber in a Beauty Salon in Silver Spring, MD in 1989 where the presssure was on to develope quickly and produce as the only onsite barber. After that valuable experience he then arrived in Laurel, MD in 1990 where his career took off at Don's Barbershop which was at that time the only African-American barbershop in Laurel. While there he estatablished a tremendous clientele base and developed invaluable relationships. After a  formative five year  stint at Don's he moved onto Headquarters Barbershop in Laurel, MD where he trained and honed his managerial skills for another five years. With 10 solid years behind him he partnered with the late Mr. Charles Wison to launch Mr. Smith's Barber Studio on February 1, 2000. His vision was to create an atmosphere where barbers could hone and develope their own skills and one day become shop owners themselves. Some barbers realize that shop ownership is not for them but they are still able to earn a quality living while giving themselves an opportunity to pursue their true passion. Mr. Smith has also helped and encouraged many barbers who were not officially licensed before they arrived to persue and get their credentials. We are proud to say that this vision has produced several licensed barbers as well as (6) six Barbershop Owners, (5) five in Maryland and one in Atlanta, GA.  As the industry has continued to evolve, Mr. Smith's Barber Studio's vision has evolved as well to include a brouder approach to it's marketing efforts. Realizing that the barber game is no longer just a local community venture but a globel endevor, the MSBS Apparel Line was launched in 2016 to spotlite the great barbers that represent the DMV area! Now, with the arrival of Barber Battle Events and Expos the MSBS Brand has become a proud and active sponsor of  the DC Expo and DMV Illest Barber Events! On February 10, 2024, Mr. Smith was awarded a prestigious Citation Award and a key to the City of Laurel by the Mayor. This prestigious honor cellebrated 24 years of Business and Community Engagement! His vison has and always will continue to grow and evolve in order to reflect an ever changing industry.


Limited appointments are now available for new clients for Mr. Smtih using this link. Book online and pay in advance at

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