Each haircut is a personal statement, a brand, a visual fingerprint of who you are, that is an expression of individuality and uniqueness. The essence of who you are, from your style to facial structure, personality to profession, is taken into account with each haircut you receive. Our clientele involves a long list of celebrities and stars, but we believe in treating each and every customer no different than an Oscar Winner or millionaire athlete.
At the age of 15 Adrian fell in love with barbering when a barbershop open next to his home in the Caribbean island of St Lucia. He quickly befriended the barber, Ryan Evans and soon started an apprenticeship cleaning the salon and observing the craft. At an early age Adrian realized a great haircut experience was not only about providing a good haircut but genuinely caring about the client needs, providing a listening ear while creating a relaxed and comfortable environment.
`Three years later he moved to New York City with the expectation of opening his own salon but he soon realized that it would take a lot more work and sacrifice then he previously imagined. He worked his way up by building relationships and a clientele along the way. Nine years later he opened Adrian Fanus Grooming in the Clinton Hills Sections of Brooklyn at the hight of the recession and against the advice of many people who assumed the business would fail.
Adrian’s philosophy have been influenced by the Romans. “ If you build it they will come “. He realized over the years of working at a few other shops that there was a demographic of men and women who were not comfortable coming to the barbershops because of their sexuality and the machoism, lack of professionalism and ego of the barbershop culture further pushed them away. He vowed to change that and create a business that was professional, inclusive, and nonjudgemental. “ People are coming for a great grooming experience and their personal lifestyle has nothing to do with anyone else”, Adrian often says.
Adrian Fanus client list has included Academy Award Forrest Whitaker, actor Idris Elba, Chris Brown, John Legend and sports greats Grant Hill, and Nate Robinson just to name a few. Adrian's work has also been featured on the silver screen, top television shows and the most prominent fashion and lifestyle magazines. The Adrian Fanus Grooming experience is one of the best kept secrets in all celebrity circles. With a specialized approach to detail, Mr. Fanus analyzes each client’s facial structure and personality to tailor a unique haircut for them.
All in the comfort of a relaxed, inviting and wonderful environment.
Tim Lord is the first member of the Adrian Fanus Grooming team who hails from Brooklyn, New York and is also the youngest. His passion for cutting hair started at the age of nine years old when he first picked up a pair of clippers and within a short time became the neighborhood barber. When asked what is his favorite haircut, Tim replies that it is the class fade. It is timeless, there are many different variations and it breathes new life into any haircut. A very down to earth personality, welcoming smile and a desire to continually excel makes Tim one of the most sort after Groomers in New York City.
Since it’s inception in 2009, Adrian Fanus Grooming (AFG) has redefined the grooming experience with hospitality, comfort and an excellence in customer service. The philosophy of AFG functions as such, just as there is a difference between buying a suit off the rack and purchasing one that is tailor made, there is a difference between getting a generic haircut and receiving a bespoken grooming experience.
Each haircut is a personal statement, a brand, a visual fingerprint of who you are, that is an expression of individuality and uniqueness. The essence of who you are, from your style to facial structure, personality to profession, is taken into account with each haircut you receive. Our clientele involves a long list of celebrities and stars, but our philosophy involves treating each and every customer no different than an Oscar Winner or millionaire athlete.
Among the hustle and bustle of busy city life, among the long workdays or work nights, and tiring family life, AFG presents environment that is almost an oasis in the midst of a desert. Here you can retreat into a space of luxury and comfort. Upon entering you will be presented with a courtesy beverage ranging from champagne, to wine, seasonal drinks, to various teas, or a bevy of juices. As you receive your select beverage you will be escorted to our plush waiting area, outfit with comfortable leather furniture, a flat screen TV, cable, a chess set, and a wide array of books and magazines to entertain you until the start of your appointment.
Here our business is your pleasure. We provide a service of excellence, a space of peace, and the experience of being so comfortable, that upon leaving, you just might turn out the lights, as one of our clients did, mistaking our loft for his home. It was our greatest compliment because it reflected our greatest commitment.