Off the Hook Barber Shop keeps patrons on the razor’s edge

Munson in barber's chair
Photo by Steed Media Service

Off the Hook Barber Shop is one of Atlanta’s most heralded businesses when it comes to grooming Black men and some women. Off the Hook, located close to downtown in the bustling Castleberry Hill corridor in Atlanta, offers a familiar and simultaneously different experience for clients.

It is a key component of Off the Hook’s success that they make sure each client feels welcome. Off the Hook encourages the lively banter and exchange of ideas that Black barbershops are renowned for in the community — whether the topic is the NFL Draft or which team will make it to the Super Bowl. If you want to know what Black men are saying and what they think about any topic, stop by Off the Hook and get schooled.

Clients hail from a number of vocations, including doctors, lawyers, artists, actors, teachers, construction workers, etc., and that variety helps make Off the Hook a special place and a bastion of male influence.

Sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles and brothers can be seen standing next to their children or even dropping them off into the care of Off the Hook’s professional barbers, who share their cultural values.

It is always nice to be there knowing that Karl Booker, the owner, is in the first chair and all the rest of the men that make up the organization take pride in knowing that “off the hook” means not “off the chain” but “on top of your game.”

Karl has a number of pictures on the walls, whether it’s Morehouse, Clark Atlanta or any other iconic institution from the AUC, you can see it on the wall. Even the awards from Gillette showcase Off the Hook’s status as one of the top barbershops in the country.

If you find yourself in Atlanta and need a haircut, Off the Hook Barber Shop should be your first choice. Darren is ready to take care of you and so are the other experienced barbers. While waiting for an empty chair, you can visit the Dream Café next door and enjoy some coffee or a  wonderful turkey egg and cheese sandwich. Get a quick shave and edge up and know that the talented gentlemen at Off the Hook are ready to provide a high-level of professional barber services to you.

Munson Steed
Munson Steed

Founder and publisher of rolling out's parent company Steed Media Group.

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