2019 Sponsors

No small part of our success in 2019 was due to the overwhelming support of more than 30 business sponsors, without whose participation we could have never pulled it off. 

Here they are listed for all time in a gesture of everlasting gratitude. 

Your patronage will help us return the value they delivered in our time of need. Please take a few minutes to visit their websites, subscribe to their email lists, follow them on social media and buy from them.


These sponsors went above and beyond to make The Great Cut special.


Quality shades that won’t break the bank, they are the original, affordable, Southern California sunglasses. Featured in basically every outdoor video we’ve ever published, local San Diego favorites, longtime friends of The Longhairs, and past sponsor of Long Manes & Candy Canes.

James Coffee

Handcrafted artisan roasted coffee, independently owned & operated from San Diego, enjoyed by longhairs and other coffee lovers worldwide. Founded a stone’s throw from the birthplace of The Longhairs and past sponsor of Long Manes & Candy Canes.

Henebery Spirits

Preserving the 150-year-old recipe of his great great grandfather and Irish immigrant Matthew Henebery, our close friend and San Diego entrepreneur Jesse Fanning has refined the craft of distilling this 90 proof rye whiskey infused with organic spices, resulting in a spirit worth celebrating.

Established in 1984, Jon Renau has evolved into the world’s leading international manufacturer of wigs, hair toppers and hairpieces. With a passion for innovation, a dedication to finding solutions for every stage of hair loss, and a commitment to unparalleled educational support to the hair community, we welcome you to discover all we have to offer.


Each of these sponsors appeared on Shark Tank and landed a deal with Mark Cuban, sharing a unique privilege with The Longhairs of being part of the Mark Cuban Companies portfolio. 

You can watch many of their episodes on Shark Tank at abc.com.

Shark Tank: Season 10, Episode 16

Ever wish there was a way to get clean anywhere? Are you ready to shower in public with privacy?? Shower Toga has you covered...literally.

Shark Tank: Season 7, Episode 24

You don’t have to be a pro surfer to ride waves. Slyde handboards enhance the body surfing experience, giving anyone a chance to have fun in the ocean and feel the stoke.

Shark Tank: Season 6, Episode 8

With Bottle Breacher hand crafted .50 caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans, you’ll never have to open another bottle with your teeth resulting in a visit to the dentist in Mexico ever again.

Shark Tank: Season 9, Episode 12 

Cold soaked oats that fuel hard work, hard play, and healthy lifestyles. A fellow San Diego Mark Cuban Company and longtime friends of The Longhairs, they were slingin oats at TGC 2019.

Shark Tank: Season 7, Episode 16

A veteran-founded and operated sustainable footwear, apparel and accessories company engaged in goodness, like supporting entrepreneurs in conflict zones, empowering veterans, building communities and funding women’s education. Rock solid.

Shark Tank: Season 5, Episode 21

Co-founded by a fellow longhair, Chapul is tackling the world’s unsustainable food problem by creating healthy, delicious, sustainably-produced protein powders and food products out of crickets.

Shark Tank: Season 4, Episode 18

Addictively delicious high protein energy bars, nut butters and spreads. Seriously, their butter is amazingly good.


ALLL ABOOOOARD! With dinner cruises, harbor cruises, whale watching and special events, Hornblower Cruises & Events offers locals and visitors a fantastic experience on the San Diego Bay, just steps from the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Every guest at The Great Cut should take a cruise!

Street and activewear brand designing and producing high-quality, thoughtfully considered products in the spirit of the West Coast. As longtime friends and creative collaborators, we've encouraged and supported each other since the days on the 8th & G block.

This small batch brewery and local San Diego spot is frequently visited by The Longhairs in Ocean Beach and Kearny Mesa. Make sure to try one or five of their handcrafted brews they are so generously offering at The Great Cut.

Serving up hot, fresh media. Some of the best guys in the business at making videos and content for your business, they are the team that pulled off, “How To Tie A Man Bun” (Without Calling It That).

A local startup serving San Diego-style tortilla chipz, founded by Mom (Dee Dee) and approved by her three kids. So crispy and zesty they’re worth buying every single time you go to the store.

Generously hosted our welcome reception for The Great Cut in 2019 at their Barrio Logan location…though several groups showed up at the wrong location 😬 We’ll be crystal clear this time!

Need something for your business? These are the guys who can get you anything. Case in point, the perfectly executed challenge coins commemorating The Great Cut.

Need to explain your business idea? The Draw Shop makes fun, fast, punchy illustrated videos to quickly and clearly explain your business or product.

Shark Tank: Season 8, Episode 18

Another Shark Tank company, but who landed a deal with Robert Herjavec, one co-founder is a fellow Sigma Nu brother to El Rubio and El Moreno. Enormously successful with their finely crafted beach towels, these bros donate 10% of their profits to their mission to save marine life #savethefishies

Competitive swimwear designed by swimmers for swimmers. Never settle for boring swimwear again. Immediate next-door neighbors to The Longhairs original HQ in Little Italy, and longtime friends. We used their sublimation machine to print the first ever Hair Ties For Guys prototype.

Photo and fine art printing in Little Italy. Print on metal, wood, acrylic & more. longtime homies of The Longhairs, and past sponsor of Long Manes & Candy Canes. #neighborhoodwatch

The finest air-popped popcorn in the world. Local San Diego startup founded by friend since birth of El Chuckarino. Remember: it would not be a poppin party without Party Pop.

A refined San Diego establishment offering meticulously prepared food and spirits with undivided attention. A classy joint whose owners graciously hosted the on-site filming of “How To Tie A Man Bun” (Without Calling It That), a sporting fraternity affair.

A group of tattoo artists with a passion for fine art, in a creative space that’s part tattoo studio, part art gallery. Among the top 10% of tattoo galleries in the United States, and arguably the dopest tattoo website on the internet. 


One of the most successful microdistilleries offering one of the purest spirits available, we thank Tito’s Handmade Vodka for their generous donation to The Great Cut. Be sure to get a taste at the event.

A specialty pharmaceutical company soon to be launching a new consumer-facing topical anesthesia, Gensco has made a generous donation to The Great Cut.