Stay Groomed at Bushwick’s Chic New Hair Shop, Maxwell’s for Hair

Suzanna Heldring

Food & Local Business Editor

Alonzo Maciel


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.”

Russell Maxwell, owner.

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 inviting waiting area.

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.”

A splash of greenery in the corner.

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.


Maxwell’s for Hair

A chic yet inviting new hair shop for a no-fuss, quality cut.

 274 Troutman Street just off Knickerbocker Avenue

 Mon-Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Follow Maxwell’s for Hair on Instagram.

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