Kevin Slimko aka Slim the Barber opened Slim's Barber Shop in 2005. It would be the last of his business ventures successful or not. He'd previously tried a dog grooming business, a pet store that specialized in worms and a big pharmaceutical company. Turns out you need training or education in any of these fields to be successful. So he went to cosmetology school (and later barber school) and most importantly worked for an expert in fading and flat tops on the north side of Chicago for 5 years.
Here we are years later and Slim has a multi-hundred-dollar enterprise in Slim's Barber Shop. Throughout the years, Slim's has been blessed with great customers and low turnover in terms of working barbers. Currently, Dean aka The Bakala, aka Bobby B., aka The Dried Cod Fish, etc. has been with Slim's since 2009. Greg stopped touring with his band to sling fades in 2014. Ace and Mick, aka The Calamari King have each been with Slim's since 2020. Adam, aka Chauncey was with Slim's since 2010 and recently moved to Arizona. He is currently working at Nico's Barber Shop in Mesa, AZ.