How did you get into cutting hair?
"Jordan used to cut my hair when he was in barber school. I started taking interest in being a barber when Jordan, Don, JR, and Jeff said they were going to open a barbershop. They took me under their wing and guided me through the whole process of being a successful barber."
What do you love most about being a barber?
"The flexibility to work whenever I want."

What do you love most about /Paradox/?
"I love that I get to work with very talented individuals who are like minded and want to push themselves to be better in everything we do."

What's your favorite hairstyle to cut right now?
"5 on top, bald fade w/ hooks."

"It’s a hard tie between In Bloom - Nirvana and The Light - Common."

What's the best music to cut to?
"ASAP Mob - Cozy Tapes, Vol 1."

Describe your personal style? 
"My personal style always changes. I’d say I’m in my cozy dad era mixed with some vintage."


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