A Cut Above: Top 5 Barbershops in Queens
By Jaime Rosenberg
Barbershops have come a long way, evolving from a spot to get a simple trim or buzz to a place to socialize and get the local neighborhood buzz. While some places still like to keep the classic feel, others are turning their shops into much more. Walk into a barbershop these days,and you might find yourself in a hip-hop atmosphere, a sports car garage, or even a tattoo parlor, leaving with some ink to match your new ‘do. We searched Queens to find the Top 5 Barbershops that provide an innovative atmosphere and unique experience while still providing their customers with the best quality cuts.
5. The Hustle Barbershop
135-22 Hillside Avenue
Hustle is the go-to place if you’re looking for a five-star barbershop with an old-school hip-hop vibe. The barbershop is full of experienced and talented barbers that can tackle any men’s haircut, from buzzcuts to mohawks. Hustle also plays host to exhibitions featuring artists like painter MYSE1. The shop’s motto “no hustle no profit” can be seen on their wide selection of apparel, including snapbacks, sweatshirts,
t-shirts and socks. Open for 11 years, the barbershop still sees its original customers, said barber Ralph Padilla. “We keep it old school, this is a neighborhood barbershop,” he said.
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