When you think of Black barbershops, you think of a mom-and-pop hole in the wall.
You don’t always think of businesses that can scale, so I bought this building I absolutely loved, and started designing an upscale barbershop right in the center of not-the-most-savory neighborhood. I built it like I was building a McDonald’s. It had a pool table. It was branded. The goal was always to build it to grow and be something that could translate to every Black neighborhood in America.