- We will see how long Slim can grow his beard. Until he trims it (not including the upper lip or fading it into the sides of his head) he will be donating $5 from every beard service he does to the NF Network. www.nfnetwork.org
- Check our Facebook page for updates on happenings in the shop.
- Keep in mind that Slim leaves the shop most Tuesdays at 2:30.
Slimís Barber Shop is a full-service shop specializing in Fades, Flat Tops, Mohawks, Pomps, Tapers and Blowouts. We can conform to any specific military regulations and handle any sort of regular cut as well.
Kevin Slimko aka, Slim the Barber, opened Slimís Barber Shop on June 24, 2005 in a near-century old building in Downtown Crystal Lake. He started out with chairs he got for free from his father in law, Jun Lagatuz. The back bars (barber stations) were inherited from his sister in law, Mariefel Westa when she installed new back bars at Mitchell Christopher salon in Wheaton, Illinois.
Growing up in nearby Algonquin, he realized that Crystal Lake had the most any downtown suburb in the area had to offer. There is plenty of foot traffic thanks to other successful businesses on Woodstock Street. The Metra Station is directly across the street from Slimís. The downtown area also boasts some fine eateries with a great variety of foods.
Slimís has steadily grown from day one, thanks to word of mouth from happy customers. At Slimís, you can bet youíll find a barber you like and the cut you want. We pride ourselves on our diverse workers and clientele. Youíll feel at home no matter your age, race, job, car you drive or the shoes you wear. Weíll cut anything from fades and flat tops to business cuts, mohawks and pompadours. All menís haircuts can be finished with hot lather and a straight edge shave around the the back of the neck and sideburns.
Speaking of straight edge razors. Dean, from Slimís, is proud to be the only barber in the area who currently offers old fashioned hot shaves. You can lay back in the chair with a hot towel on your face while Dean gets the lather ready on a badger hair brush. And then be perfectly relaxed while he gives you a really close shave. Dean gives shaves on Friday and Saturday.
Slimís does not take appointments, but we do allow customers to call ahead to get their name put on a waiting list if we have people waiting.
We are happy to offer an old time barber shop atmosphere with the ability to keep up with current trends. We have vintage aftershaves and hair tonics, and contemporary hair products. We have near-century old chairs and a Facebook Fan Page. Slim has gained notoriety in the barber field by having a very popular YouTube site site with videos that have been viewed over a million times.
Slimís is currently staffed by 3 barbers. Kevin Slimko, Adam Wolanik and Dean Manian. Currently, Slim is the only full time barber in the shop. The rest of the barbers each work a varying amount of days, check the column to the right here to see what days your favorite barber is in the shop.