Create. Serve. Teach.
Do great hair, change the world, and teach others to do both.
Dillinger's is a men's grooming studio where barbering and hairstyling are seamlessly connected. Crafted in minimalism, Dillinger's is designed to deliver an elite, yet authentic grooming experience.
At Dillinger’s we asked: How might we create an exceptional grooming experience for our guests while doing some good in the world at the same time?
First, we designed the brand with a minimalist theme in mind. You deal with enough noise and clutter just by living and working in New York. So rather than add to the clamor with a large barbershop/salon, we decided to mute it. Our studio space only seats 2 guests at a time. So you can rest assured that you can enjoy your service without all the racket present in other places.
The next thing we eliminated was the wait time. You are busy. And even if you weren’t, why would you want to spend your whole day in the cattle call that is the local barbershop. At Dillinger’s we book 100% by appointment. Using a system called Glossgenius.com, you can simply go to your preferred barber/stylist’s booking site and choose the time and date that you want to come in. No waiting all day. No settling for the next available barber. Simply book and show up. You can even pay through the site if you forget your wallet.
Next we looked at the possibility of how to do some good with our craft. By offering premium services and products, we have the resources to respond to some of society’s most pressing needs. From disaster relief, to homelessness, to sponsoring children in poverty, philanthropy is woven into the Dillinger’s DNA. Dillinger's is about looking good and feeling good, while living good and doing good. Every Haircut. Every Shave. Every Product Sold is Designed to Impact Someone, Somewhere, Somehow.
Dillinger’s is not for everyone. If you like to wait, its not for you. If you like big, busy establishments, its not for you. And if a haircut is just shorter hair or a chore you do once a month, its not for you. But if you enjoy exceptional service, great hair, and maybe the occasional beer or espresso, all while doing a bit of good…
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Behind The Name
What's in a name?
The name Dillinger automatically evokes the image the Roaring 20's & prohibition era. It was a time when men dressed like they had somewhere to be, drank cocktails and played cards in backroom "juice joints." Even the bootleggers were groomed to the nines.
Haircuts and Hot Shaves. Waistcoats and Whiskey.
But this particular name (besides appropriately summing of the back-room speakeasy feel of this shop) is to pay homage to my best friend, my brother really, Dwaine Reid. Dwaine passed away in an accident in 2002 as we were riding our motorcycles around the neighborhood that we grew up in. When he was a toddler, his grandmother dubbed him with the name Dillinger on account of all the mischief he got into. The name stuck and became his first tattoo; and ultimately one of mine after he passed.
It now lives on in the barbershop.
Meet Your Barbers
I’m generally bearded, perpetually tatted (My wife hates both).
I want to give it all away.
I love Jesus.
I secretly want to be an R & B singer.
Married (hence the wife reference above).
1 Kid. (Emery Grace). She's a peach and one of the reasons for starting Dillinger's.
I started a giving initiative called G.R.O.O.M (Giving Remains Our Only Mission) G.R.O.O.M aims to partner with shelters to provide haircuts and other services for those in need.
Licensed Master Barber
Notable Former/Current Clients: Tobias Harris, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, The Rock, Alonzo Mourning, Keyon Dooling, Amar’e Stoudemire, Fabolous, Paul Cain, Loon, Lennox Lewis, Grupo Optimo and countless brothers, cousins, chefs, and entourages of “important” people (Sarcasm added)
NY State Licensed Attorney
Former NYS Assistant Attorney General
Licensed Real Estate Broker
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