Bio – Layrite


Lawrence Funk aka Lawrence The Barber has always had a fascination for cutting hair. At the age of 10, he began giving himself haircuts. Impressed with his look, Lawrence’s friends began requesting he cut their hair. His interest in making people look and feel good eventually led to a career in barbering. While in college, Lawrence began customizing his own hair clippers, which eventually led to the founding of Funk’s Custom Clippers. After college, Lawrence pursued other avenues in the barbering industry in hopes that he could land a career in a shop that embodied traditional barbering, with modern style. While working downtown Chicago Lawrence realized the art of classic barbering techniques had become obsolete. He wanted to differentiate himself from what barbering had become and bring back the traditional style of barbershops from the 1920’s. Inspired, Lawrence set out to make waves in the barbering industry by reinstating longstanding traditions and opening his own shop; Funk’s Barbershop.

Lawrence Funk

Funk's Barbershop
429 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605

  • Hours:
  • Sunday CLOSED
  • Monday 10AM-8PM
  • Tuesday 10AM-8PM
  • Wednesday 10AM-8PM
  • Thursday 10AM-8PM
  • Friday 10AM-8PM
  • Saturday 10AM–6PM

  • Phone: (312) 982-2143

Signature Style

Lawrence is an extremely passionate and gifted barber. Due to his enthusiasm for the craft he is proficient in cutting all hairstyles and types. Lawrence has a knack for interpreting what his clients want. His skill set ranges from bald tapers, and gentleman cuts, to mohawks and pompadours. One of his favorite types of cuts would be a side part, gentlemen’s cut, blow-dried with a low-taper.