Barber Mogul opens grooming facility in Chicago’s River West nei

Barber Mogul opens grooming facility in Chicago’s River West neighborhood

It can be easy to feel disempowered in a world that inundates you daily with stories of people who seem more successful than you. ‘ Rags-to-riches ’ stories aren't circulated simply to generate publicity for the people involved: They have the power to help inspire entrepreneurs around the world. Being reminded that they, too, struggled through uncertain times before reaching their massive success is a great way to stay grounded and focused.

Chicago native, Charles Shumate, is the prime example of just that!

Being the oldest of 3 children raised by a single mother, he felt the need to help anyway he could and turned to the streets. Having a troubled past of running the streets has instilled the young mogul with enough confidence and ambition to slowly but surely become one of the most successful barbers and business owners in Chicago.

Charles Shumate is an experienced and licensed expert in the hair grooming industry. For over 20 years, he has received various awards for his talent. He is known for his multiple barber shops and wide range of services—from haircuts to hair treatments, to scalp micro pigmentation procedures.

After years of rejection and hardship he negotiated, played by his own rules, kept a positive attitude, open mind, and figured out how to slowly build a successful barber empire!

Through that The Hair Historian and Who’s Your Barber Grooming Lounge was born.

Who's Your Barber is located in the heart of River West in Chicago, occupying a corner where there is a steady buzz. The charming loft-style space is filled with industrial and modern contemporary decor featuring a 20ft ceiling, exposed brick, and timber wood beams. The salon prides itself on being a "men's lifestyle brand" by providing natural haircare and skincare products to its clients. They offer a comprehensive range of both traditional and ultramodern services that cater to the unique needs of people. 

Unlike Who's Your Barber that focuses on hair grooming services, The Hair Historian, conveniently located in the same building, provides non-invasive treatment for hair loss. The extension specializes in scalp micro-pigmentation or SMP. This treatment helps cope with common hair loss problems like receding hairlines, male and female balding patterns, hair thinning, scar camouflage, and alopecia. Through SMP, detailed micro-needles and organic-carbon based ink are used to deposit pigments into the scalp. This process creates the appearance of tiny hair follicles or short hair stubbles, creating an illusion of hair density.

The Hair Historian and Who’s Your Barber pride themselves on being the only barbershop in Chicago that offers not only haircuts, beard hydration treatments, skincare treatments, and scalp micro-pigmentation procedures but also cocktails. Yes, you read it right. Cocktails in a fully-stocked bar in a grooming lounge!

It is undeniable that Charles Shumate, who is groomed with years of experience and expertise, has proved that he is a cut above the rest.

When you’re in River West inquire about an appointment or scalp micro-pigmentation consult via their website:



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