Barbering gives Victor Esparza a chance to learn every day. He has gone from being a reluctant barber college entrant, to a role model and ambassador for people in his community. He has learned how to balance his profession and the people who are important to him, and is on a mission to help others discover what they can give to the world.
The Creative Environment Matters
After moving to a shop that better suited him, Bryant Gutierrez's career took off. He went from questioning his abilities, to being an award-nominated, master barber. Bryant learned to stay focused, and mindful of the company he keeps, and advises other barbers to do the same. However, he is not only in the game for the awards and accolades. Bryant knows he has the ability to make people feel better and lift them up, even in their final days.
"I made a house call for a friend whose mom was sick and dying. When I was done, she felt beautiful for the first time in months. I was able to make her feel good in her last days. As a barber, I have the power to change how someone feels for the better."
Fredo Olan wants to leave something behind that's bigger than himself. Through the barber college founded by Fredo and his wife, he is able to mold young barbers into true creative professionals that use their skills to make the world a better place. He instills in all his protegees a passion for the craft and a desire to make others feel good about themselves. He is inspired by his family to be a better version of himself every day.
Jorge Saldana sees himself as a leader and a protector of energy in his barbershop. He knows how important inspiration, energy, knowledge, and positivity are to creative pursuits, and he puts it on himself to provide those things to his team. In doing so, he is a constant inspiration to those around him.