November 20, 2006 BY CAPSULESNEWS


Barbershops have always been a meeting place where dudes get together to shoot the shit, and get their shave on. The people over at Frank 151 have interpreted the traditional barber shop and have created Franks Chop Shop, billed as "a barber shop for a modern gentleman of leisure"—part grooming emporium, part tastemaker hangout/art gallery.

Located on the Lower East Side, the barbershop offers high-end grooming services, from cuts and shape ups to straight edge razor shaves, in three 1930’s vintage barber chairs. In addition to getting dudes looking right, the Chop Shop offers its own exclusive espresso blend, as well as high end custom grooming products, caps, accessories, and other products catering to their lifestyle.

And, to add a little culture to the mix, the barber shop will double as an art gallery. Currently on display is an amazing array of barber shop photography from an impressive roster of today’s hottest photographers, including: Jeanette Beckman, Boogie, Shaniqwa Jarvis, Justin Jay, Sue Kwon, Jonathan Mannion, Nina Mouritzen, Todd Nisbet, Estevan Oriol, Ricky Powell, Erik Ian Schaetzke, Jamel Shabazz, Mike Schreiber, Ellen Stagg, The Cobra Snake, Craig Weatherby, and Kevin Zacher.

Frank's Chop Shop, 19 Essex Street between Hester & Canal

Photos: Nitrolicious