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."
"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.
This internationally acclaimed hairstylist didn’t intend to choose beauty as a career, but it became the space where his self-taught skills could shine. Now, François helps individuals all over the world embrace the shape, volume and personality of their hair’s true texture.
For years, we've looked to him for inspiration. Now Robert Cromeans, Global Artistic & Business Director for Paul Mitchell, tells us some of the talent he is watching these days and what it is about them that has him so impressed.
If you're thinking about going independent but you're unsure of where to begin, we asked the team at CocoLemon to draw on their experiences and share how you can turn ambition into a reality. The takeaway: It is easier to build a future with a solid starting point.