Hicks Barber Shop
Week 3: Casually Cool
What hobbies, activities, and pastimes fuel your passion?
What I do in my down time is driven by my two children. I let them dictate what I do in my free time, and that includes a lot of baseball and dance every weekend! I want more for them than I had growing up, and that motivates me to keep driving forward. I am also passionate about showing off my tattoos. The impact my tattoos have on the community of people I serve helps them feel more comfortable with me. Even though society goes back and forth on what it thinks of tattoos, my artwork tells my life story and helps start conversations.
Week 2: Workplace Image
What does an average day (or week) of your life look like?
My day is always something different depending on what my customers bring to the table. I see more than 20 people a day…each with different personalities and requests. Nothing is the same from day-to-day which is awesome because I always know I will have something interesting come through my door. My name on my barber shop keeps me grounded and reminds me of what I have achieved. I could be at any barber shop, but that name on the door reminds me that it is all mine, the good and the bad, but the dividends I’ve received reminds me how lucky I am to be my own boss.
Week 1: First Impressions
How did you become the man you are today?
My grandmother has been a driving force behind me my entire life, telling me that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to as long as I work hard to achieve those goals. She always encouraged me to not be afraid to ask questions. I’m so glad I listened to her and that I’ve made her proud. She always tells me she loves what I’ve done with my business.
Why should people vote for you as the best Role Model for Men at Work?
I am a self-made, successful business person even though I achieved my success not necessarily by traditional societal standards. You should vote for me because behind every successful man is a strong woman … and that woman is my grandmother who is telling you to vote for me!!