Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The other retro Harlem barber shop which has a distinct facade can be found on 116th Street just west of Lenox Avenue. This signage has an aesthetic that would have been more popular towards the mid 20th century but still looks sharp today. Claudio's further east on 116th Street is the other barber shop with a retro feel but the overall look of that establishment feels more early century than the more modern South Harlem counterpart. Claudio's East Harlem shop almost closed this year but was eventually saved by local politicians so the two shops still remain to represent the various histories of Harlem: LINK