NYC celebrity barber is always family first. “I became a barber because I needed to survive. Growing up my mom was a beautician and a single mom raising three kids. I dropped out of school and started working at a salon."
When people compliment Wesley Poole's excellent people skills and customer service, he explains his golden rule of professionalism, “If you love yourself, you automatically love your clients.”
This is the second profile in a series of senior stylists who inspire by example.
"It’s about texture… and texture doesn’t have a race."
In the days following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the despair being shared by so many also served to propel Rodrick Samuels, a barber, educator, and owner, into action.