“I HAVE BEEN CUTTING HAIR FOR MORE THAN HALF OF MY LIFETIME, AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!” – JOSE
Most people in the hair industry will tell you that they knew at a young age that they wanted to cut hair. With over 20 years of barbering experience, Jose is no exception to this statement. Growing up in South Jersey, barbering was a profession that is highly desired by the clientele. “I started cutting hair by practicing on my brothers, and since I have six brothers, I got a lot of practice!” Moving out of Camden and into Trenton, Jose took with him, a license in both cosmetology, and cosmetology instructor. 4 ½ years ago the opportunity to work at a Barbershop in Chatham, NJ presented itself, along with the challenge start from scratch, and acquire a new clientele. “Most of the shops I worked in allowed me to work 5 minutes from home, this transition turned my commute into a part-time job … but it was worth it.” Jose quickly developed strong relationships with his new clientele, grew in business and grew even more in experience. “I was ready for the challenge and the new opportunity.”
It was in Chatham where Jose met his future business partner, Curtis. “When I met Curtis, he reminded me a myself at his age. We shared may things in common, especially our desire to use our talent to work for ourselves one day.” With shared talents, interests and desires, Jose and Curtis decided to venture out of Chatham and begin working for themselves, and their clientele.
“We want SLIK Barber Lounge to be a place where people feel comfortable, and confident in our business. We have been blessed with an incredibly supportive community!”