My longtime barber, AJ whom I featured on my blog earlier this year, invited me to the grand opening of the barbershop he now works at. Capsule is located in the heart of the "Bike District" on Melrose and Heliotrope. The event went on from 2pm-8pm, and it was one of the most memorable events I've ever had a chance to cover. Anytime you have good company, good food, and good music all rolled up in one event, chances are it will be successful. I couldn't be anymore happier for my friend AJ, and the rest of the Capsule Family.
A big thank you to barber/co-owner of Capsule, Vince (aka Vincethebarber). If you guys haven't heard of him yet, he's cut hair for Chris Bosh, Miguel, NewBoyz, Ron Artest, and the Jabbawockeez. I've heard of him before, but this was the first time meeting him. With such clientele, you'd think he'd have an ego, but he was the complete opposite. He's just an overall humble guy who loves what he does and that's to cut hair. With the team he has established along with his professionalism, the sky is the limit for Capsule.
I also want to thank JayP, a respected DJ and also co-owner of Capsule, for allowing us to be a part of this event. Thank you and a salute to my longtime barber and friend AJ. I couldn't be any happier to see his progression from doing cuts in his garage to having a seat at a full-blown barbershop such as Capsule.
Here are some photos Ken Soleta took when the event kicked off.
As you can tell from the photos, Capsule really emphasizes simplicity and elegance. When I first walked in, I thought I in an art exhibition. From the smooth wooden floors to the various pieces hung on the wall, you feel as if you are in an art gallery rather than a barbershop. Instead of stiff chairs that most barbershops offer, you get to sit on a comfortable black leather sofa while you wait for your turn. With haircuts starting from $20, you really do pay for the ambience the place has to offer on top of the quality hair cut you will receive from one of their barbers/stylists. Whether it's a scissor or a razor cut you are looking for, stop on by the shop and get cleaned up!
I also want to say whats up to the amazing people I met during the event including Eli Lagrimas from RawMedia and the ladies from Modern Vintage Today. I actually have a separate post that I'm currently working on for Modern Vintage Today, a boutique specializing in vintage goods. Stay tuned for that!
4303 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tel: (323) 522 3133
Sun: 10am-2pm (appointment only)
Photo Credits to Ken "K.Sole" Soleta