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West Coast cool meets East Coast vibes in this Melrose Avenue barbershop. Ace, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is the owner and founder of Ace of Fades Barbershop. Open for about a year now, Ace of Fades has become a haven for the barbers under its roof to come together, create a community, and find a home. “I’m bringing the traditional barbershop feel back, with a modern touch. People don’t necessarily have to set appointments, and the cuts don’t have to overpriced.” A regular cut starts at $25.

“When I started my barbershop, I built it off the base of my pretty strong following.” And taking a look around the shop, the clientele is as diverse as you’d imagine a shop on Melrose Avenue, nestled between vintage shops and sneaker stores to be. “One thing I definitely look for when I hire barbers–They must be able to handle all kinds of hair. It’s important for us to be able to do razor shaves, fades…the works. We keep it clean.”


This shop is for you if:

  • You value a sharp cut and defined hair line
  • You appreciate great customer service
  • Vibes are important to you in a shop