Barbershop: Fools Love Barber & Supply
Address: 213-02 42nd Ave. , Bayside NY 11361, United States
Fools Love was once a small one chair pop-up located within Top Shelf Tattoo. After years of building a loyal client base, Billy the owner was able to take the next big step and open an entire shop of his own.
Billy, however, didn’t need to step too far and took out a lease on the building next door to his former home.
Fools Love is a classic community-led barbershop.
“I wanted to create an atmosphere in the shop where you are not afraid to laugh, be yourself and play some dice with your friends.” Says Billy
The team at Fools Love understands everything behind the service, probably thanks to Billy’s grandfather who was also a Barber that had two shops of his own. “We know it’s more than just a haircut”
The community that the team at Fools Love has been able to foster is really something that should be admired and celebrated. Opening just after New York was released from COVID lockdowns, the guys at Fools Love offered free haircuts to anyone that could not afford them, and to their surprise, customers were offering to ‘pay it forward’ and cover the cost of not only their own but stranger’s haircuts too.
If you ever find yourself in Bayside New York, be sure it to go visit Billy and the team at Fools Love Barbershop.