2017 MODERN SALON 100: Miguel Andrew Rosas @newstyle84
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
Hometown: Moline, Illinois
Salon: The New Style Barbershop
Best known for: Versatility in men's haircuts but mostly with designs and hair portraits.
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.