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Craig  Whitely – professionally known as Craig the Barber, Founder/CEO of Burke Avenue by Craig the Barber.


Craig is a professional barber known for providing high levels of service in the space of shaving and hair-cutting. His insatiable thirst for educating consumers and beauty professionals on how to groom better through his website (Est. in 2009) and several social media channels, have created a platform for Craig to be considered an expert in men’s grooming. Leaders of beauty schools, Fortune 500 companies and high circulating magazines have requested his services and knowledge for the advancement of their students, products and readership.


Inspired by the real concerns of Craig’s personal clients and readers of his grooming blog; Craig launched his Burke Avenue Shaving Products in 2017 and quickly won top honors (2017 Best Shave Cream) by Men’s Health Magazine for his Moisturizing Shave Cream.


For more than 12 years, Craig the Barber has pushed the boundaries of barbering and men’s grooming education to new heights and along the way aided in the resurgence of interest in barbering and men’s grooming.



Craig’s client list includes: David Beckham, Bryshere Y. Gray, Chris Tucker, Jeremy Piven, Jermaine Dupri, Jason Mitchell & Kiersey Clemons






Awarded the title of Best Shave Cream by Men’s Health Magazine after 5 months of being on the market. The Burke Avenue shaving line is the product extension of Craig the Barber’s dedication to helping men navigate the oftentimes frustrating and overwhelming world of men’s grooming.


Burke Avenue’s men's shaving products are inspired by the real concerns of Craig’s personal clients and readers of his grooming blog,, with specific attention placed on each product performing the same whether in their favorite barbershop or at home.

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