The first time you meet Mr. Chill, you’ll hear the story of how becoming a barber saved his life. “Coming from 25 years of drug dealing and poverty, the only way out was learning to cut hair,” he recounts. His barbershop is on South Carrollton, right on the edge of Hollygrove where Lil Wayne grew up. As you’d expect, Mr. Chill has, of course, provided cuts for Baby, Drake, and Lil Wayne.
Open for over 10 years, the shop incorporates a friendly, old school vibe paired with a high-end experience. Barbershop talk ranges from local politics to current events, but rarely gets too heated. They run almost exclusively by appointment and usually don’t have many people waiting. Every wall is filled with photos and illustrations of barbershop equipment and successful black men, as well as, newspaper clipping documenting the growth of the shop. Expect a cut and a shave to take less than 25 minutes.