Stylist Spotlight

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Miguel Andrew Rosas @newstyle84

by Anne Moratto | August 2, 2017
 @daveevelazquez (David Velázquez).
@daveevelazquez (David Velázquez).

Incredibly clean work and images that show his haircuts to their best advantage is the hallmark of barber Miguel Rosas' success.  A popular platform artist, his talent has been shared over social media by Major League Baseball, Kentucky Fried Chicken and countless barbers, wanting to emulate his style.

Name: Miguel Andrew Rosas

Handle: @newstyle84

Followers: 23.5K

Hometown: Moline, Illinois

Salon: The New Style Barbershop

Best known for: Versatility in men's haircuts but mostly with designs and hair portraits.

Age: 32

Most viral post: Hair portrait of Jake Arrieta, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Jake Arrieta saw the haircut, retweeted it, resulting in the haircut going viral. The MLB reposted it on Instagram and it got over 37,000 ‘likes.’

Favorite Apps: Instagram, Pandora, Snapchat

Favorite hashtag: #barberlife

Who I'm following: I follow mainly hair-industry professionals. @barbershopconnect is my favorite. They are a huge repost site for barbers. Lee is the man!

Tips to get best results on a post: Use a professional camera with perfect lighting and hashtag anything that's associated with the post.

Favorite products: Wahl

How social media changed my life: Social media helps me continue to evolve and adapt to new styles and trends. It helps the world see my work and is the platform for my creative styles. Social media has made it possible for haircuts of mine to go viral.

I was actually awarded free Kentucky Fried Chicken for life for doing a haircut of Colonel Sanders in a kid’s head. If you Google ‘Free KFC for life,’ the haircut and articles will pop up. I was on a TV show with Cedric the Entertainer on the CW called Cedric's Barber Battle and I won 1st place and $15,000.


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