Joe’s Barber Shop has been serving McHenry and surrounding areas for over 56 years and counting! Joseph B. Stanek opened in 1963 at its current location. Joe even designed the barber and formerly the beauty shop with skylights, knowing the more natural light the better. Joe served this country fighting in the latter of the Korean War and served McHenry as Mayor from 1973-1985. Before
doing all that, Joe got invited the try out for the minors as Short Stop! Just a few of the highlights, not in the least to mention the many lives he touched as a full-time barber for over 45 years. Joe has always drawn his strength from his beloved wife, Marilyn; their shared faith; and their six children and 10 grand-children.

Bill Bialachowski started working for Joe about 12 years ago and took over as the full-time barber. “Bill the Barber,” was held in high regard by all his patrons/friends. “He never had a bad thing to say about anyone.” Bill was passionate about baseball as well, he was a Cubs fan, so much so; that if it was a nail-biter, he would have to interrupt a haircut to go have a cigarette! He’d listen to the game on the radio. Bill loved to fish and bowl, all the while enjoying 50 years of marriage to Jean; and a close family life. Bill passed away February 7, 2018. He is missed but remembered well.

Master barber Kevin Matthews took over ownership in November of 2018, ensuring the men and boys of McHenry and surrounding areas can still get a reliable classic barbered haircut. I specialize in flat tops, individualized tapers and styles, including fades that are crafted to each client’s needs. I have 17 years licensed experience in traditional, old school barbering. Welcome to Joe’s Barber Shop!



Regular Haircut




Children 13 & under

$10 - $18

Beard Trim

$10 - $20

Shave Services

Starting at $20





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Phone: (815)385-7131



5000 W Elm St Unit 1

McHenry, IL 60050


Tuesday through Friday 10-7

Saturday 9-3