California kitchens have always been known for cooking up good stuff -- that's on the cutting edge of the trends. In this case, it's not a new pizza style or health food product; it's the Admiral hair care line that was born out of a San Francisco kitchen. As a small-batch operation, it is aimed at taking back the barbershop experience. Admiral is a relative newcomer on the hair care scene, but its founders are all about tradition. They see barbers as artists, their shops as studios, and their tools and products as essential elements to the making of a masterpiece. No matter how big the business eventually becomes, the company stakes its reputation on never changing three things: Its California pride, its unique vintage-style formulations, and its genuine admiration for real, traditional American barbershop experiences.