Food & Local Business Editor
Bushwick, you have a new spot to get coiffed! This past Monday, hair stylist Russell Maxwell opened Maxwell’s for Hair, a shop on Troutman Street just off Knickerbocker Avenue.
While the neighborhood does not have a shortage of places to get its strands chopped, Maxwell brings something different to the table by settling into an untapped niche in the market. He situates himself somewhere between a hair salon and a traditional barbershop, referring to his business simply as a “hair shop.”
Maxwell has been working in the beauty industry for 17 years, but found his passion for hair styling just a few years ago. After attending barber school, he specializes in men’s and women’s short hairstyles and men’s longer cuts. He aims to “give people haircuts that look great with their face shape and grow out the best.”
At the moment, it’s a one-man show, but Maxwell is looking for more barbers and stylists to join his team, particularly those who are talented at women’s longer cuts.
The space itself is small and inviting. It is clean and bright with live greenery accenting the corners. He secured the 274 Troutman Street address earlier this summer and got to work renovating and redecorating, a task completed solely by his husband, mother-in-law, and himself. His goal was to create a space that was “chic but not off-putting where everyone feels welcome.”
Maxwell’s for Hair is currently open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shorter haircuts start at $42 while longer haircuts start at $50.