Saturday, December 31, 2011

NYE 2011

The shop will be open 12/31/11 till 3pm for your
 last minute NYE haircuts and shaves...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

No. 9 Aftershave is NOW in the shop

Hawleywood's No.9 aftershave is FINALLY here.
Cools, invigorates and refreshes the skin after shaving.  Splash some Layrite No. 9 Bay Rum Aftershave on your face to stimulate the skin, tighten pores and experience a smooth, comfortable feeling. 

Just $10 a bottle here @ * * * *

HOLiDAY BALL pics are now up !

Pics from the shop's 1st annual
up and can be seen

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shop shirts now just $15

Barbershop "Take it Off" T-Shirts in sizes
Small - Large - XLarge & 2XLarge
now just

Monday, December 26, 2011

Commercial #2

Above is the barbershop commercial that never made it to airtime..

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joe's Barbershop Chicago hosts the 1st annual Chicago 8-Ball Tournament
Sunday 1/15/12 @ The Flat Iron - $20 a head - Team play - Double Elimination - Bar rules - Cash & for top three teams - Registration noon - 1pm - Event starts @ 1:30 sharp.
More info can be found @

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our IL Lotto Commercial

Watch the IL Lotto commercial above that was filmed in the barbershop a few months back. Pay attention, as our part comes & goes pretty quick !

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sailor Jerry Pin-Up Calendar release party - 12/14/11

The 2012 Sailor Jerry Pin-Up calendar release party is TONIGHT, 12/14/11 @ Debonair. Come out and celebrate the release, catch a free burlesque performance, get a complimentary retro makeover (Hair done by Joe Jr's wife Courtney) then have your photo taken in the free photo booth.$5 Sailor Drink specials all night! 21+

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Smell & Feel like you just left the barbershop - everyday !

Look for Hawleywood's No. 9 aftershave for sale in the shop soon ! With a hint of clove and other spices, this classic scent will leave you feeling and smelling like you just left the barbershop ! Look for it here in the shop in the next few weeks ....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Think your good @ pool ? Prove it...

Joe's Barbershop Chicago hosts the
1st annual Chicago 8-Ball Tournament

Sunday 1/15/12 @ The Flat Iron - $20 a head - Team play - Double Elimination - Bar rules - Cash & for top three teams - Registration noon - 1pm - Event starts @ 1:30 sharp.

More info can be found @

Friday, November 25, 2011

One holiday down, now back to reg. biz hours ! Shop's open "Black Friday" 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 10-2..

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hair not doing what u want it too ?

1. Make sure it's cut for the style you are trying to go after
2. Make sure you come to Joe's to get it cut
3. Make sure the product you are using is made for that style

Layrite brand pomade is MADE for slickbacks, pomps, flat tops, side parts, and other "Mad-Men" ish styles. Goes in and holds like a wax, yet washes out clean like a gel. Available in both Reg. & Super hold for just $15 in the shop.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Your a man right ? You shave your face with a razor ? So why are you using some crappy store bought shaving cream ? JM Mulcahy's SHAVE SOAP is made to be used with Safety and Straight blade style razors, made here locally in Chicago, creates a killer lather, and washes off clean. Just $12 a tin here @

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our latest YELP reviews reads:

"So ... a guy walks into the barbershop on a crappy rainy day in wonderful Chicago. He has a mop on his head and is looking for a change. " I hear this is the place for pomps !!! " Joe jr says "yes it is"  And YES IT IS !!!! "

Read the rest of this and ALL of our other YELP customer reviews
start back up @ the shop 11/27/11 and run thru Spring of 2012 ! Cruise into the shop for a reg. priced haircut or Straight Razor shave, then head to The Orbit Room for 25% off yer bartab for the rest of the day !

Monday, November 7, 2011

One of Chicago's BEST

Click the link below to read how Michigan Avenue Magazine has put us in their best barbershop list.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

S u n d a y F u n d a y s

"Sunday Fundays" start back up Sunday 11/27 and go once a month thru spring ! Cruise into the shop for a haircut OR hot towel straight razor shave, get your hand stamped, and then head to The Orbit Room for 25% off yer bartab for the REST OF THE DAY ! Not a bad way to spend a cold winter sunday eh ?

Official event dates are:

11/27   12/18   1/29   2/26   3/25   4/29

Look for the soon to be released limited event artwork soon !

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


HOLiDAY BALL 2011 11x17 posters & 4x6 postcards are now available in the shop. So if you want to help promote, or just want a poster for your fridge cruise by the shop and talk to Joe Jr. and remember the party is Saturday 12/10/11 @ Three Aces


Follow the shop on TWiTTER as

Back when men went to Barbershop's and women went to salons..

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mike Banker has left the building...

As of today Mike Banker no longer works in the shop. Until further notice we will have Joe Sr. and Joe Jr. in the shop 9am - 6pm Tuesday thru Friday, Saturday from 9am - 5pm, and Joe Jr. will be at it alone on Sundays from 10am - 2pm. Please bare with us while we source another barber that fits the shop..
Checkout a great customer write-up of the shop * * h e r e * *

s u p p o r t

Help support your favorite Barbershop by picking up our latest, limited run T-shirt next time u are in for a cut/shave. Just $20 in sizes small thru 2xl.. Or for our out of state fans click * * h e r e * * to grab one of our "web" shirts for just $16 shipped to your door !

Friday, October 28, 2011

Coming Soon

COMING SOON: Merkur "Spin-Top" Double Edge Safety Razors 4 sale here @ the shop.Hopefully we will have our first order of these before the holidays, as they do make a great gift idea for the man who shaves in your life. Retail price should be somewhere in the $45 - $55 dollar range. Stay tuned !

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Saturday 12/10/11 is the shop's 1st annual HOLIDAY BALL

Joe's Barbershop Chicago & Three Aces host the 1st annual HOLiDAY BALL event. Saturday 12/10/11 @ 8pm, 25 cent meatballs, $1 shots of Old Crow whiskey, Photos by Black Pearl Photography, Give-Aways, etc.
NOTE: In order to get the deals above you MUST have your wristband from the shop BEFORE you walk in the door of the bar. So next time you are in for a cut/shave make sure to pick one/three of them up. No wrist-band no food/drink specials !

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Sunday Fundays" return to the shop this Fall/Winter

November 2011 starts up the 2nd season of SUNDAY FUNDAYS @ the shop. Joe's Barbershop Chicago & The Orbit Room once again will team up to give you something to do on the upcoming lazy/cold Sundays thruought the winter months.

Once a month cruise into the shop for a $15 Haircut OR Hot Towel Straight Razor Shave, get your hand stamped, then head over to The Orbit Room on California for 25% off your bartab ! The official Sunday Funday dates are :

11/27  12/18  1/29  2/26  3/25  4/29

Events run 10am - 2am @ the shop, and then 1pm till 2am @ The Orbit Room.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The history of barbering...

Click * * H E R E * *  for a great write-up on the history of professional barbering..
QUOTE: "If you don't get your neck shaved after your haircut, you are NOT at a barbershop."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We show our customers the haircut as it comes together. Everything from the length of the sides to the finished piece to avoid mistakes, and insure the customer is 100% happy. If the customer decides to change his mind on the haircut AFTER he gets home, We always tell them to cruise in the next day and we will fix/adjust for free. Been shop policy since 1968 and always will be !

1st annual 8-Ball tournament is Sunday 1/15/12

It's official ! The shop's 1st annual 8-ball tournament is taking place Sunday 1/15/12 @ Five Star Bar on Chicago ave. Teams of two - $20 per player - Standard "Bar" rules - Single elimination - First three teams take home prizes inc CASH. Registration takes place noon - 1pm - tournament starts @ 1:30 sharp. More details to come...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Before & After

I have said it before, as I am not a huge fan of posting pics of the shop's cuts. I think the shop and our work speaks for itself, but once in awhile a customer comes in and wants a complete change-over which has to have a photo taken of it.

Take the above lad for example. He came in with a full beard and a mop of hair. After a traditional cut and a hot lather straight razor shave (all by Joe Jr.) he left the shop looking like a new man (literally).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Vintage Bazaar pics are UP !

Pics from the debut of the "Pop-Up Joe's" mobile barbershop project @ the past Vintage Bazaar can be seen * * H E R E * *

Friday, September 30, 2011

Calling all Chicago-land pool players..

Joe's Barbershop Chicago is starting to put together a high-er stakes team pool tournament for Jan 2012.
Stay tuned for more details..

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lotto commercial shoot went GREAT today. From what I was told the commercial should be hitting your TV around Thanksgiving/Holiday season.
Pics from the shoot today can be seen 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shop will be CLOSED Thursday 9/29/11

The shop will be closed Thursday Sept 29th for a Illinois Lottery commercial shoot. I will post pics of the shoot & the finished commercial when it's available.

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's a wrap ! The 2011 season of HangOver Shave Sundays are done for the year. I want to thank everyone who came out and made the events as fun as they were. Don't fret, as the 2012 season is already being planned to start early spring 2012. Pics from the 2011 events can be seen * * H E R E * *

Monday, September 19, 2011

The LAST HangOver Shave Sunday is 9/25/11

This coming Sunday 9/25/11 is the LAST HangOver Shave event of the 2011 season !

Bring you and that mop of hair to the shop for the $20 Haircut OR Straight Razor shave, World famous MANbQUE burger and a cold PBR special. Come early, cause the burgers always go fast... Pics from the previous HangOver Shave events can be seen * * H E R E * *