URBAN OUTFITTERS: JEFF LAUB
Founded on the idea that guys need a cool place to kick back and hang out,Blind Barber was originally intended to be another Manhattan speakeasy. But under the eye of co-founder Jeff Laub and his partners Josh Boyd and Adam Kirsch, it turned into something much more. Now with three locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles, Jeff and co. have created spaces for guys to look sharp, feel sharp, and stay sharp, blending the traditional barber shop with an extended grooming product line and speakeasy-style bars and cafés. We stopped into the original Blind Barber location in the East Village to chat with Jeff about how the shop came to be, what his grooming regimen consists of, and which of his favorite NYC joints he finds himself at when not at Blind Barber.