STORY

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 The Chop Shop Barbershop was established in November of 2011 in the lower level of my house…. yeah that’s correct, the lower level of my house. I choose to run my shop with complete exclusivity rather then that of an everyday chain type shop. I had the dreams of the big store front shop and hell, I may have those dreams again one day but as of now why fix it when it ain’t broken… In fact, not only is it not broken but it works better then ever!!! Keeping my shop more of a legit hangout, where cat’s just grab a beer sit down and get cleaned up rather then it being another errand dudes gotta run… this is what I’ve envisioned from day one and it’s being achieved on a daily basis here. I ain’t givin that up for nobody…

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 The Chop Shop Barbershop is a two chair shop set up in the lower level of my pad. Equipped with its own private entrance, so there’s no need to think you’re trekking through my house to get a sick cut!  Set up with two couches, a flat screen with xbox, a full bar and stocked fridge and the list goes on and on and all for your waiting pleasure. Decked out in traditional  hot rod, motorcycle and rock & roll with a touch of Halloween all rolled into one, there’s surely sumthin for everyone to take in. I can assure you you WON”T find another place like it around…

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 At The Chop Shop Barbershop I can cut anything from long hair to high and tights and absolutely anything in between. Men’s cutting and styling comes second nature to me seeing as how I was out to impress the ladies from the time I could walk.  You want clippers, done. You want Scissors, done.  Whatever you want,  you get and all for one low price.   None of this head shave this amount, kids this amount, senior citizens this amount. Nope $15 gets you everything…

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 The Chop Shop Barbershop was founded by the one, the only, “Chop Shop” Brian Delestowicz.  Yes that’s me, the man, the myth, the legend.  All kidding aside, I’ve had a long and storied career, inside the profession and out.  It all began on January 5th 1979, the day I was born.  I didn’t know it then but the wheels of success were turning already. I went through many thoughts after graduating High School but cutting hair was not one of them.  I just knew college wasn’t the path I was headed down.  I’ve done everything from carpentry to waiting tables to fighting fires, you name it and I’ve done it. What I was searching for was that career that not only paid well and kept my attention but one that I could say I loved.  So what did I do, I moved back and forth from the Southwest burbs of Chicago to Naples Florida trying to find myself, until one day my good friend, mentor and Redken National Platform Artist Leah Freeman suggested I come assist her and see what I thought of the hair industry. I reluctantly agreed, seeing as how I needed a job anyhow and thankfully, I listened. I signed up for cosmetology school a week later. I can bore you with the details like I went to a Paul Mitchell School, where I met my unbelievable wife Rachel Delestowicz,  or that I trained under the best of the best or the fact that I’ve taken the best cutting classes out there. Why bother? All you need to know is that I’m licensed and I’ve been cutting men’s hair downtown since October of 2003. First at a men’s shop smack dab in the middle of the Loop for eight years, then onto a  full service salon inside the Sear’s Tower, specializing in only men’s cuts. This is where I’m currently cutting during the day. Which brings me to the baddest shop out there, The Chop Shop Barbershop. This is my night and weekend gig, my pride and joy, my “baby” if you will. This is where you get the expertise and precision of the downtown cut, only at a fraction of the cost. Not only are you getting the best cut of your life, this is where my dreams are coming true. People ask me all the time how I could possibly work as much as I do, well all I can say is it ain’t work when you love what you do…

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