Dillinger's is a men's grooming studio, crafted in minimalism, and designed to deliver an authentic grooming experience. 

It's Where Luxury & Philanthropy Collide. 


Dillinger's is about looking good and feeling good, while living good and doing good.

Every Haircut.

Every Shave. 

Every Product Sold... 

Is Designed to Change A Life.


Behind The Name

What's in a name?

The name Dillinger automatically evokes the image the Roaring 20's & prohibition era. It was a time when men dressed like they had somewhere to be, drank cocktails and played cards in backroom "juice joints." Even the bootleggers were groomed to the nines.

Haircuts and Hot Shaves. Waistcoats and Whiskey. 

But this particular name (besides appropriately summing of the back-room speakeasy feel of this shop) is to pay homage to my best friend, my brother really, Dwaine Reid.   Dwaine passed away in an accident in 2002 as we were riding our motorcycles around the neighborhood that we grew up in. When he was a toddler, his grandmother dubbed him with the name Dillinger on account of all the mischief he got into. The name stuck and became his first tattoo; and ultimately one of mine after he passed.

It now lives on in the barbershop. 







The Shop

“Minimalism is not the lack of something.  It’s simply the perfect amount of something.” – Nicholas Burroughs

Dillinger's Hair Company was designed with this concept in mind. Designed with You in mind. Its a haven for men to come unwind and go back to a time when life was a lot more substantive and a bit less digital. The idea was never to build a large shop; nor was it to digitize or speed up the the barbering process...

Dillinger's is about moments. 

You have worked hard at building this life of yours, allow Me to help you enjoy it.

Take a few moments, slow down, have an espresso or a whiskey (or both), and shoot the breeze while getting a haircut or shave that is made to measure. 

Meet Your Barber

Christopher Matthew

If You are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.  


Random Facts:

  • Purpose Junkie. 
  •  I’m generally bearded, perpetually tatted (My wife hates both).
  • I want to give it all away.
  • I love Jesus.
  • I secretly want to be an R & B singer.
  • Married (hence the wife reference above).
  • 1 Kid. (Emery Grace). She's a peach and one of the reasons for starting Dillinger's. 
  • I started a giving initiative called G.R.O.O.M (Giving Remains Our Only Mission) G.R.O.O.M aims to partner with shelters to provide haircuts and other services for those in need.


What I Do When I’m Not Cutting, Lawyering, Fathering, Or Husbanding:

I’m usually watching a game, especially during football, futbol, and baseball season, as well as the NHL playoffs, basketball season, the World Cup, the Euros, the U.S. Open… oh and the Game of Thrones.

My teams are the Mets, the Giants, the Rangers, and of course THE U.

I miss the analog days but I’m all the way digital…I even go to Church online (and I am serious about my Church). I enjoy good coffee, craft beers, and quality conversation (usually over good coffee or craft beers). And while I have been many places, for many reasons, I will always be a New Yorker through and through.


Bragging Rights:

  • Licensed Master Barber
  • Notable Former Clients ( Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, The Rock, Alonzo Mourning, Keyon Dooling, Amar’e Stoudemire, Fabolous, Paul Cain, Loon, Lennox Lewis, Grupo Optimo and countless brothers, cousins, chefs, and entourages of “important” people (Sarcasm added)
  • NY State Licensed Attorney
  •  Former NYS Assistant Attorney General
  • Delta & American Express Gift Back Project Winner



  • Superb! As a person of real particular taste and expectation when it comes to haircuts, I must say I was pleasantly surprised with my first visit as to the knowledge and passion put foward, it is evident in the skill and the results speak for themselves. Couldnt be more satisfied.
    — Sandeep
    • I felt the service was top notch. The attention was detail was really appreciated. My wife said my beard has never looked better.
      — Chris V.
      • I can only think of one word to describe my experience... FLAWLESS!
        — Regi E.
        • Best Barber on Long Island Hands Down. Chris offers a very high class barber experience. You are offered espresso, beer, whiskey or water upon arrival. It is a very private space with only one chair so there is no waiting. He takes his time with his cuts/shaves and is very detail oriented so you receive an outstanding cut.
          — Jason B.
          • Chris is a master of his craft. I never write reviews, but after my experience, I feel as though I need to spread the love. After walking in early in the morning, chris introduced himself and made me feel comfortable and welcomed. He began by cutting the top of my head, which to this day, not one barber or salon stylist have ever done correctly. Regardless, chris pulled it off with perfection, every cut was calculated and precise. After the top was done, he literally gave me the meanest fade I have ever gotten to date, when I tell you this fade is crispy af, I mean it. All in all, I look forward to my next experience with chris and look to become a repeat customer. If anyone is looking for the best barber in nassau, look no further.
            — Chris D.
          • Great cuts. clean facility. 1 on 1 attention. Attention to detail... what more do you need from your barber?
            — Hank C.
          • Great cut. Great cut and great atmosphere. Best barber shop I've been to in a while. Has a great concept!!!
            — Mike R.
          • Great Experience! Chris is a pro, knows what he is doing. Highly recommend him.
            — Zubair F.
          • Been to a ton of places on LI over the past few years. A lot of good, but there's really no comparison to Chris. Cleanest cut and awesome ambiance in the shop. Whiskey and espresso available if you're into making your cuts an experience.
            — Kevin K.
          • Great! Since they opened I have not got a haircut anywhere else. Chris does a great job and has given me some good pointers on how to style my hair.
            — Michael M.
          • Great relaxing experience. Great Haircuts. Really puts his time and effort into your haircut/experience. Great Guy. Highly Recommended
            — Joe H.
          • Phenomenal service, great cut! Check him out. Amazing experience, definitely found my new barber. Great cut and a truly relaxing time with the shave.
            — Gregory M.
          • Everything I'm looking for in a barber! Great guy with a skill in his craft and amazing chair side manner. Meaningful conversations while receieving a crisp cut. If your not happy with your current style, or just looking for a change, totally worth giving this place a try
            — Frank M.

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