Mint Business of the Month: T.Cox Studios

Instagram: @tcoxstudios & @keythebarber

Website: tcoxstudios.com

Quick Facts about T’keya Cox

Owner of T.Cox Studios

Hometown: Bronx, NY

School: Monroe Academy for Business and Law

Hobbies: Drawing, Outdoor Adventure, Working Out, Traveling

Favorite TV Show: First 48

Favorite Book: Atomic Habits

Favorite Quote: “The beginning is always today”

Iam a young, black, female barber who started cutting hair at the age of 14. I grew up in a single-parent home with my older brother, in the south Bronx. At this time, dealing with issues at home while trying to fit in at school and in my neighborhood, was a constant battle. My mom gave me the opportunity to attend charter schools and private schools, but the moment I went to public school my life changed. I was teased and bullied for the way that I dressed and the way that I acted. I was that kid that just stood out. I would have never thought that I’d get this far and still have that motivation to move forward.

 

When I was younger I always loved to play in my brother’s hair. His head was the first head that I ever touched, and boy did he trust me. I won’t lie, I didn’t know what on earth I was doing and I just mimicked what I saw the barbers do to him. Each time I did his hair though I got better and his friends and other kids around the neighborhood started coming to me. This eventually led to me working in a barbershop. I honestly love giving people a new look and that fresh start with a boost of confidence. That always makes me feel like I did the job right. Cutting hair has brought so much good into my life, and has given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing people who have brought light into my life. Being a barber is more than just a job, but an experience helping people to become the head and not the tail of society. Just know, I won’t stop here…there is way more to come with the Key the Barber.

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