10 ESSENTIALS: THE BLIND BARBER'S JEFF LAUB
Jeff Laub is a beauty-school dropout and would-be lawyer who started The Blind Barber, one of the very few barbershops that actually get us excited about a haircut. It wasn't long ago that Laub was working 9-5 at a law firm he'd joined fresh out of college, attending cosmetology school at night, and writing his Blind Barber business plan in whatever time he had left. Shortly after shaking hands with future partners Josh Boyd and Adam Kirsch, Laub dropped out and quit his day job to set up shop in the East Village. Now, Laub is out west opening the L.A. branch of his barbershop-cum-speakeasy.
In addition to opening the L.A. outpost this spring, the Blind Barber is releasing their new line of alcohol-infused grooming products in their shops and online store next week. Read on for Laub's favorite things which (spoiler alert!) do not include sitting in a classroom.