Founded in May of 2015, CHOP is the result of a barber’s dream, hard work, and a partnership that made it a reality. In 2005, Steve Bolinder, a barber who wanted to work in a hip, vintage barbershop with a fun, energetic music-filled atmosphere, married Sarah, an attorney with a passion for design. In their early years of marriage, Steve and Sarah spent hours sketching concepts and collecting inspiration in a notebook as they continued to work and raise their three children. After a health scare in 2013 changed Sarah’s perspective on life, she pushed to make this dream a reality. They invested all of their savings, took a small loan out from family members, and worked side-by-side, 12 hours a day, to open their first store in May of 2015. Their dream resonated with more people than they could even imagine–within six short months, lines were out the door, and within 18 months, they had opened three stores. Today there are nine, and growing!