Taylor Street barber shop keeps Bulls players fresh for over 20 years


CHICAGO (SCS) — As the Bulls return to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday, a Taylor Street barbershop is making sure several of the players look as sharp as they shoot.

Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, Nikola Vucevic and Bulls legend Scottie Pippen all attribute their looks to a team of barbers. CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek paid them a visit.

Inside Razor Red Grooming Solutions on Taylor Street, the Bulls are buzzing.

“Last night I was screaming in front of the TV all the time.”

They are also the ones who get buzzed.

“The last time I cut Vooch was Friday just before the first game.”

Michael Cruz, who cuts the hair of Nikola Vucevic and Marko Simonovic, is just one of the barbers called up to play for owner Terrance Wills, who started cutting his hair aged just 13.

“I was pretty good. I stuck with it. It felt good to make other people feel good,” Wills said.

Wills’ business began in the Rockwell Gardens housing project where he grew up, but he says his sights have always been set a few blocks east of Chicago’s old stadium.

“I wanted to be a barber for professional athletes because I really like the Bulls,” he said.

Wills says it was through word of mouth that he first connected with former NBA player Jannero Pargo and then his client to date, Scottie Pippen.

“I’m always kind of flabbergasted when I see Scottie because he’s done amazing things. When I see him stop, I’m like, ‘Here’s the goat.'”

Terrance Wills’ motto is when you look good, you play well, and when you play well, you get paid well. Well, he’s been helping Bulls players do just that for over 20 years.”

“I see every Bulls team from the Derrick Rose era to D Wade, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, I was there for everything.”

Being there for it all means Wills does a bit of couch coaching.

“Zach can stop from anywhere on the court. His confidence is at an all-time high so I can’t argue with him and be mad at him.”

And while Wills says the Big Three of this era can’t compare to MJ, Pippen and Rodman, he relishes the fact that the Bulls are playing playoff basketball again.

Terrence: “It means nothing without the ring, as Scottie would say.”

Jackie: “Are you hoping for another championship? »

Terrence: “Yeah, I would love that. The city of Chicago needs that. We need another championship in Chicago.”

And if you’re wondering what it would cost to get a cut of bulls – in stores cuts range from $60 to $100. What about home visits? it’s $250.


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