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Persons of Interest

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Persons of Interest

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Persons of Interest

A vintage Takara Belmont barber chair.

Photo: Michael Muller

A vintage Takara Belmont barber chair.

The cut

Photo: Michael A. Muller

The cut

A customer is prepped for a straight razor shave.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

A customer is prepped for a straight razor shave.

Rolling Stones, Joy Division, obscure country like Red Simpson who only sings about driving an 18-wheeler, The Cramps, Devo, blues can be heard in the shop.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Rolling Stones, Joy Division, obscure country like Red Simpson who only sings about driving an 18-wheeler, The Cramps, Devo, blues can be heard in the shop.

The original mural from the previous owner, Sal.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

The original mural from the previous owner, Sal.

A sailboat tacked to the mural.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

A sailboat tacked to the mural.

Tools of the trade

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Tools of the trade

Going local - Brooklyn Brewery beer found in the cooler.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Going local - Brooklyn Brewery beer found in the cooler.

Contents from a suitcase including an old issue of Oui.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Contents from a suitcase including an old issue of Oui.

Owner Steve Marks

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Owner Steve Marks

The classic barber pole.

Photo: Michael A. Muller

The classic barber pole.

Persons of Interest

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Persons of Interest

Persons of Interest

Photo: Michael A. Muller

Persons of Interest

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There are salons and there are barbershops. Persons of Interest is a barber shop that understand the need for a casual, friendly and comfortable place for men to care for their grooming essentials. Owner Steve Marks took over a 30 year old institution, Sals, a neighborhood barbershop located on bustling Smith Street in Carroll Gardens and updated it into a stylish and inviting space. Inheriting some of the kitsch but transforming it into a thing of its own. The mural of an ocean coastline is all original, including the sail boat tacked perfectly in place – blending the overall look with vintage finds from Brimfield and beyond. The shop is small and can accommodate up to four people. Take a seat in one of the old Takara Belmont chairs for a cut, straight razor shave, or both. If you find yourself waiting, dig through the periodicals and grab a beverage from a well-stocked cooler with beer from Brooklyn Brewery, Boyland Seltzer and Coke. The space is inviting, the cut, precise and clean, the service, top notch and the atmosphere is unpretentious. Though walk-ins are welcome, we suggest making an appointment, it gets busy during the evenings and weekends.

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