Frank’s Chop Shop: Los Angeles

4A6A5639Frank’s Chop Shop, the premiere Lower East Side barbershop, voted best barber shop by New York Magazine consecutive years in a row, is proud to announce the opening of a brand new Los Angeles location that doubles as a fully functional art gallery. The Los Angeles shop is a bold new move for the brand located in the heart of Hollywood on the infamous Melrose strip at 8209 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. The 2000 sq ft shop will be a permanent fixture on the palm-lined street offering a one-of-a kind experience for the distinguished “Modern Gentleman of Leisure” along with a selection of retail goods, men’s grooming products and visual art and photography by featured artists.

Like its east coast counterparts, patrons of Frank’s Chop Shop LA are in for a one-of a kind, high-end grooming and social experience unlike anywhere else in the world. The ambiance alone, an homage to the classic barbershop, and a feast for the senses, features vintage 1930’s barber chairs, a purple hot rod powerplant motorcycle in the foyer, lacquered black and white checkered floors, along with classically trained barbers who use straight razors, scissors as well as electric clippers. Patrons can also enjoy a cocktail or two in an exclusive lounge area or enjoy a game of pool in the billiard room in between cuts. Portions of the range of services include membership VIP packages, old-fashioned straight-edge razor shaves, along with haircuts and shapeups-perfect for any and every gentleman with a discerning taste.


Frank’s Chop Shop LA is officially open! Book your appointment now!

8209 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 424-7326


Photographs by: Monica Kran & Ryan Tanaka

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Mirrors ft. Christian Alexander

Check out this short film portrait series called “Mirrors”. This specific film features Christian Alexander and starts here at Frank’s Chop Shop and then follows Alexander around Manhattan.

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FCS x Cruizer & Co

After several months of brainstorming and collaboration Los Angeles-based streetwear label Cruizer & Co. has teamed up with Frank’s Chop Shop of New York to create a classic, timeless graphic T-Shirt for the summer.  Frank’s Chop Shop is the creation of Michael Malbon. It serves as a full-service barbershop and retail space located in New York’s famous Lower East Side. Cruizer & Co. is the brand that Lucky Alvarez from SA Studios released earlier this year. Lucky derived his design perspective by throwing back to the 80’s and 90’s cruising, punk, hip-hop, funk, and skateboarding origins. Cruizer & Co. represents the evolution of Street Wear fashion born out of the subculture of L.A.  Staying true to the contemporary street scene without compromise, Cruizer & Co. now extends itself from the streets of L.A to the world.

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FCS Summer ’14 Lookbook

Frank’s Chop Shop presents the Summer ’14 line.

Special thank you to Mark Gonzales, Billy Rohan, Keo (X-Men), Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Pat Holbin (Shut), John Seymour, Curtis Kulig, A-Trak, Don Alan, Gadaffi, Rick Librizi, Russ Karablin (SSUR), and Lord Ezec (DMS) for being apart of the lookbook!

Photographs by Alexander Richter


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FCS Summer ’14 Collection

This summer gear up with our fresh new designs including “Chop or Die” and “Franklin” New Era Snapbacks. Check out all the new styles in the Chop Shop Summer ’14 Collection.

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Summer 14 Lookbook – Behind The Scenes

Check out a behind the scenes video for our Summer lookbook shoot!

Shot by Elena De Santiago & Sarah Rose

Edit by Elena De Santiago

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Meridian Dan in the OG Razor Fitted

Shout out to the North London rapper Meridian Dan for rocking the OG Razor Fitted in his “German Whip” video!



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Dro Fē Releases New Video for “Hold Up”

Chop Shop fam, Dro Fē just released the visuals for his new single “Hold Up”. Dro Fē shows us his day-to-day life through growing up on the Texas-Mexican border in this vivid, black and white, self directed video. Be sure to check his recent, self-titled EP release on .


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V76 x Mr. Bee

Next up is head barber and resident punk-rocker Mr. Bee of the Lower East Side stapleFrank’s Chop Shop.
Whether you’re searching for a straight-edge shave or a classic cut with a twist,
the experts at FCS will send you back out in to the world looking your best.” (V76 by Vaughn)

Check out the full interview at: V76 x Mr. Bee


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Frank’s Chop Shop x Bevel Code

Check our exclusive feature in Bevel Code where Straight Edge Kev, FCS barber Kevin Kellett, talks about the art of the shave, his personal style, and what it means to be a barber at Frank’s. 

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