Most people dream of becoming an esteemed personality in their professions. However, not everyone will have the honor of being recognized as an industry authority. After all, that distinction is reserved only for those who have made significant contributions that helped their respective industries thrive. In the barbering community, one name stands out for his unrivaled passion for the craft – Jay Majors.
The professional is dubbed the barber to the stars and has worked with countless A-list celebrities such as 50 Cent and The Black Eyed Peas, among others. But most importantly, the inspiring man is known for his impressive influence on the barbering movement as a career and art. As a testament to his commitment to improving the hairdressing space, he founded several intuitive projects like the Major League Barbershop, the Las Vegas Barber Expo, and Major Luxury Suites. He is also the creative consultant for BaByliss PRO and the Community Director for Squire Technologies.
On top of that, he is the brilliant mind behind Major League Barber Academy. This innovative venture educates and trains aspiring barbers on everything they need to know about the craft and the business. Moreover, the 3,500-square-foot state-of-the-art facility provides aspiring business owners with a comprehensive framework that they can use to grow their brands. In doing this, Jay Majors has created the perfect avenue which allows the space to consistently have an influx of gifted professionals and dedicated entrepreneurs who can elevate the barbering industry to greater heights.
Aside from that, the visionary is also credited for starting the world’s biggest and most extensive barber exposition: The Connecticut Barber Expo. Since its inception in 2011, the annual event has grown massively. From its humble beginnings of only 650 attendees and one sponsor, its turnout is now estimated at 11,000 people with over 300 exhibitors. This year’s iteration was jam-packed with exciting activities spread across two days, including education by industry experts, competitions, and vending.
The get-together not only serves as a way for people to have fun and celebrate the art of barbering. But most importantly, it is an excellent opportunity to network and build connections that will strengthen the community. Because of its massive success, The Connecticut Barber Expo is already preparing for its 2023 edition, which is poised to be even bigger and better.
With such remarkable accomplishments under his belt, Jay Majors has undeniably cemented his reputation as a key figurehead in the barbering industry. What allowed him to reach this level was his passion for the craft. In fact, he already knew from a young age that he wanted to become a barber. In addition, his incredible work ethic has helped him realize his goals as an entrepreneur.
Moving forward, the thought leader intends to continue building his legacy and spread the reach and influence of barbering to a broader scale. But above all, Jay Majors hopes to serve as an inspiration to more people, in turn touching their lives and helping them change their passion into purpose.