These last two months have been a whirlwind of trying times and emotions full of ups and downs. I opened the shop last week and it was very bitter sweet for me. This is a dream come true for me and has been a long time in the making. My first haircut was my Grandpa. He is undoubtably the greatest man I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. He was a humble mill worker who put his entire family before himself and worked extremely hard to give them the best life he could. I have no idea who I would be without this man in my life. He has taught me so many life lessons he never had to. For years he was the only positive male role model for my brother and I. My words will never do justice to the amount of gratitude I have for him and my grandma. He paid me with a $2 bill. He told me that his mom gave him one when he was very young, and coming from a very poor town in the hills it was very special at the time. He has carried that same $2 bill for over 75 years. It was a special gift to receive. I hope to keep this going in our family..... This opening was hard for me because I was not able to share this accomplishment with my mother. From the time I started cutting hair over ten years ago she always supported me. She bought me my first pair of clippers and my first barber chair that I put in my college apartment. A little insight into my logo, the wings are for her in, hopes that her spirit is flying higher than ever and helping to carry this endeavor to heights I could never imagine. The day I passed my state boards was a couple months after she passed and I couldn’t hold the tears long enough to make it outside of the facility because I know how happy she would’ve been for me. I wanted to share this time with her so bad but I know she is still with me and proud of her baby boy....Thanks again to all my clients who have been pouring in here and supporting this vision. See you guys soon.