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In the heart of Chelsea, New York City, surrounded by apartments, restaurants and the famous Gotham Comedy Club, is Made Man Barbershop. Attracting everyone from “office workers to construction workers, from the super stylish to the conservative,” Made Man Barbershop, as owner and regular barber Sam Chulpayev explains, aims to meet the needs of all clients, offering standard services as well as specials like eyebrows and neck clean-ups, and deep-tissue and close shaves. “We think of our shaves as facials, only more enjoyable,” says Chulpayev. “Our deep-tissue shave will not only make clients look good, but it will leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.”

With a 1920s American aesthetic and a team hailing from all over the world, Made Man Barbershop blends the traditional with the modern. The diversity of creativity is immense, yet the experience is genuine and reminiscent of old-fashioned “true barber art,” says Chulpayev. “We wanted to remind people of the true origin of American barbering, but with a twist. We want the haircut experience to be a luxury, not a necessity. What truly sets us apart is that we care about every single client and what that client wants.” —E.G.

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