When we moved from Brooklyn to our newly built house in Holbrook, every one and every business seemed new. There was a proud Italian gentleman who opened a Barbershop around the corner. He too owned his home around the corner. He started a business, raised his family, just living the American dream. He retired years ago but his son Vinny graduated Sachem with me. I saw him at our HS reunion and said, Vinny! How’s it going? Back slaps happen and he said he’s still in Holbrook running the family business. (Wheels turning)
I hit him up on FB and say Vin can you cut hipster? Absolutely! He worked on a place in the Lower East Side back in the day as well as being trained by his dad who brought his skills from Italy.
When I was a teenager, my mom would throw me some cash and say get you and your brother haircuts! Where do you think we walked to? Walking in today it seems like a totally different operation. I was kidding with Vinny today, I miss the afro hot lamps from the 70s that used to be in this corner. Saturday morning 11:30am it’s a packed out business. I highly recommend reservations. I show Vinny my Yelp picture and explained how the hipsters cut my hair. He breaks out the clippers and he’s now a man on a mission. After my cut that would rival any expensive cut I usually get in Brooklyn / NYC, he takes me to the hair wash station and adds a tingly tea tree shampoo. Then, he rinsed it with a cold finish.
Totally impressed with the end result!
Listen, if this placed sucked I wouldn’t write a Yelp review. I would have said thank you and been on my way. I am telling you, if you know how you want your haircut, Vinny and staff can make it happen. And what was given to me today was a current hairstyle that the folks in other LI shops would dream they could cut.
Holbrook! Still holdin’ it down. Make reservations and come to Hair Force One
I’ve been going to Hair Force One for six years. I’m originally from Brooklyn and at the time my boyfriend who now is my husband lived out east on Long Island and I needed a reasonable priced hair salon that does base color and highlights. I was told to see Rosario and he is very talented. He takes the time to make sure your hair is healthy.
He uses the best quality hair products for base color and highlighting your hair. The other salons I went to in Brooklyn didn’t take the time to take care of your hair. If my hair is dryer then other times he throws in a deep conditioning without charge. He is really amazing and talented and you should come here if you want healthy beautiful hair.
Great Vinny is an artistic genius.
Talented stylists. Especially my Fran.
Rosario and his brother Vinny run an excellent shop. A #1 have been a customer for over 30 years.
Awesome place to get hair done!
Vinny and his crew are the best.
Rosario is amazing. He goes above and beyond. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Vinny, Fran and the rest of the crew are very friendly and do a great job.
Rosario is the best. Love my cut and color.
Great staff – they’re like friends who care about your hair!
Great place friendly family type place. Vinny and his crew go out of there way to make sure your happy.
Fantastic place with great friendly people. You cant go wrong with a visit to hair force one.
This place was recommended to me by a coworker. Got a male haircut with Fran. Clean place, professional, welcomed at the door by several people. Would recommend to a friend. Nice haircut too. Also it’s probably best to schedule an appointment in advance. They can be busy at times so wouldn’t just walk in without calling.
Update to review: At Christmas they even do a toy drive for kids. Pretty classy. Too many Long Island places are too cool to be nice.
Such a nice friendly place…Fran is a great hairdresser! ❤
Been coming here since 1983 (even when I lived 30+ miles away). Why? Because Vinny and his staff always make patrons feel welcome and they are great at what they do! As long as I have hair, I’ll be a customer!!!
Best people ever. You always feel like family. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Moved from Chicago suburbs and love Rosario’s work.
Vinny and Rosario who are brothers have been there for 40 years and they are very personable and friendly and Rosario works very fast and gives an EXCELLENT haircut in only a few minutes — for men. Not sure about women though but I’m sure he’s probably just as fast and as good also.
As an actor, hair model, and published magazine model I do not trust my hair to just anyone but I do trust it to Leeann. She is such a kind individual who truly cares about her clients. I have followed her from another salon and I am so glad that she is at Hair Force One. The salon is clean, professional, and offers many services at reasonable rates. The long and short of it is that you should visit Hair Force One.