OUR TEAM

Get to know our experienced professionals and book your next appointment with confidence!

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CARLOS "C-LO" TAQUES

Owner & Founder

I am Carlos Taques, also known as C-Lo, and I am the CEO and founder of 88 Barbershop. I am a professional barber since 2010 but have been cutting hair since the age of 12. Barbering is my entire life, but when I'm not at the shop, I'm simply dad. I am a father of three beautiful children who inspire me to be the best that I can be, and alongside in this journey of mine is my most-amazing partner that I could ever ask for! When it comes to barbering, I am a barber by its true definition. I eat, sleep, and breathe barbering and plan on one day to leave my mark in the barber industry forever! Like I always say: "Good Looks Bring Good Luck!"

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ERICK "BAM" AGUILERA

Co-Owner & Shop Manager

What's going on! My name is Erick, but everyone knows me as Bam and I'm the co-owner here at 88 Barbershop, my home away from home! A little about myself: my top hobbies are cars and sneakers. I grew up around sneaker-heads and car people my whole life. It's funny because that eventually led to me discovering my love for barbering. I have been cutting hair since I was a teenager and ever since I picked up that clipper, I never wanted to put them down! For many, this may seem like just a job, but for me, it is way more than that. The art of barbering feels more like a hobby for me since every time I cut hair it never seems like I'm at work. Like they always say: "find something you to do and you will never have to work a day in your life!"

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BRANDON "B-REP" AGUILERA

Licensed Barber

What's up! I'm Brandon or B-Rep as most like to call me. I'm a professional barber at 88 Barbershop and have been cutting hair for numerous years, but officially been in a shop since January 8th, 2018. My favorite hobbies aside from barbering are gaming/live-streaming, and working on my car. I want to achieve a lot in my career as a barber and hope to one day leave my mark in this industry as one of the greats! My passion for barbering parallels with a passion for wanting to mentor up-and-coming barbers and assist them in their journey to career success.

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SARAI "SARY" RIVERA

Licensed Barber

Hey! My name is Sary. I am a certified and licensed barber from Puerto Rico and have been working at 88 Barbershop since 2018. I have around 25 years of experience in barbering and take pride in perfecting my craft while learning new skills. I always want to make sure that I am providing the best experience to my clients by staying up to date with trends and providing fresh haircuts. Aside from barbering, I enjoy eating out with family, visiting new places, and watching my favorite TV shows. For me, the family is always first. I am passionate about working towards building strong personal connections with my clients and always assure a smile on their faces. My goal is to be the best female barber in the state of Illinois!

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JAVIER "CHINO" HENRIQUEZ

Licensed Barber

What up! My name is Javier, but I preferably go by Chino. A little bit about me, I graduated from Mario Tricocci University back in 2018 and began my career at Salon Bliss later that year. From thereafter, I moved on to work at 88 Barbershop in July of 2019. I'm a Chicago native, born and raised! I always had an interest in the barber game growing up, as well as other interests such as sneakers, and video games. A unique thing about me is that I love motivating and pushing people to do and be better. I like to be a positive influence in everyone's life! I love my career as a barber and giving everyone fresh clean cuts is why I love what I do.

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ANTONIO "TONY" MARTINEZ

Licensed Barber

Hey! My name is Tony. I was born and raised in Lake County, Illinois. I have been barbering since 2018, servicing my hometown at 88 Barbershop. For me, barbering is my passion because I love cutting hair. Aside from barbering, I love playing and watching basketball, playing video games, and watching movies in my spare time. In all honesty, I never thought I would be cutting hair growing up, but over the years, I have developed a love and passion for it. My goal is to one day own my studio for barbering and hopefully become a barber instructor and teach the next up-and-coming barbers.

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JOHNNY "JC" CAMPOS

Licensed Barber

What's up! My name is Johnny, but you can call me JC! A little about me so you get to know me better: I love barbering and have been cutting hair for years now and love it as my passion! For me, barbering is everything, and the satisfaction I get from seeing the spark of confidence my haircuts give to my clients is truly fulfilling. Other than barbering, I also enjoy other hobbies such as video games, cars, and editing videos of my content for all to enjoy!

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AXIA MARTINEZ

Licensed Barber

Hello! My name is Axia and I am a barber & braider at 88 Barbershop. I have been in the industry since 2018 and have been passionate about my career ever since. My goal is always to provide a good, clean, quality service that will leave my clients feeling their best. I always believe in if you look good, you feel good. That is my main priority! Aside from barbering, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and making new memories with any opportunities that come my way. I want to continue to grow, learn, and build my knowledge in barbering and cherish every encounter I have with every person that sits in my chair!

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MARCO GUTIERREZ

Licensed Barber

What's up everyone! My name is Marco, and I can't wait to serve your next haircut! When you book with me, you book with confidence. I bring talent and client experience and that is evident when you sit in my chair. I'm a family man and enjoy this career path and show it with my hard work and dedication to the craft.

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ERIC "TWIN" ASCENCION

Licensed Barber

My name is Eric, but everyone calls me Twin. I love barbering and it is a career field I am most passionate about. I get to express my craft and skill with all walks of life and every conversation is a great experience. Getting to know my clients and making them feel good after they get a cut from me is what keeps me going and motivates me to work every day.

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EZEQUIEL "ZEKE" GABRIEL

Licensed Barber

Who is Ezequiel Gabriel you may ask? Well, let me tell you! I'm a 17-year-old upcoming barber! I love the shoe game, cars, basketball, luxury, and other hobbies. Currently, I am in cosmetology school, but I have been cutting hair for 3 years now. I started cutting hair when I was a freshman in high school. I'm very social and like to make people's day! To know more about me and to get a cut by me, book with me below! I would love to have you as my next client!

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CARLOS BENITEZ

Licensed Barber

Yo! My name is Carlos and I have been barbering for a long time now! I bring experience and passion to every cut as well as great customer service. Book your next appointment with me and get to know me better! I promise you will love your next cut by me.

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ALEX SALGADO

Licensed Barber

What up! My name is Alex, and I have been cutting hair since I was 16. However, I actually have been cutting hair professionally at a barbershop for 9+ years. In my spare time, I like to kick it with friends and family and especially my daughter. I genuinely enjoy barbering and this profession has taught me a lot about my career and the endless opportunities it brings. Book with me to know more about me and experience a quality haircut!

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