June 10, 2013
A co-worker, having never been, described it as “a hipster barbershop.”
In truth, the Blind Barber, located on 10th Street between Avenues A and B, in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is a spot for dudes, maybe even bros, but chic ones.
The employees of this hybrid speakeasy bar–cum-barbershop are not extras from a Noah Baumbach film, nor are they intimidating mixologists in suspenders; these men, with passions for skateboarding, tank tops, snap-back hats, and physical fitness, have sidestepped the bespoke fussiness championed by other shops in the city. Today, the Blind Barber is an unequivocal success—with a second location in Los Angeles—tha...