The Modern Barber: Rustic Atmosphere, Old School Jams, and Craft Beer

For Christopher Martinez, cutting hair isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. Growing up Martinez has always had a passion for cutting hair.

With humble beginnings in his mother’s basement to successfully completing barber school and graduating from Penn State. Martinez has positioned himself to be a master at his trade

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Now the owner of Fine Linez Barbershop in West Reading, Martinez’s attention to detail is not only shown in his work cutting hair but also throughout the design of his barbershop.

Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere Martinez used handmade rustic wood panels to line the shop.

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“It’s a symbol of the commitment and intricacies of our trade.” Said Martinez. The vision for Martinez is to take clients back to the old ways of well-dressed men and old school jams.

Service is key to Martinez and his employees. Clients are treated like family, adding to the experience Martinez even pours a beer for clients as there in the chair.

Proud to provide a traditional service with a new look and feel, Martinez is just a few months into his second year on Penn Avenue.

“I love the atmosphere in West Reading. It is always a happy place and I’ve always felt welcome. I was not aware of what was to come for the avenue, but I just had a good feeling about this place and wanted to be part of it.”

Fine Linez Barbershop
704 Penn Aveneue, West Reading
(484) 869-2702

Jason Hugg
Editor and photographer of Reading Magazine.
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