André Brooks

excalibur · December 26, 2018 · · 0 comments


I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio (Southside).  At a young age I knew that I had a passion for the hair industry I just didn’t know where it would take me.  I got tired of getting bad haircuts and decided to pick up the clippers at the age of 14 and from that point on I was hooked.  I knew that hair was something I wanted to do.  Upon graduating high school from The Rayen School I went to college at Youngstown State University.  A year later I was recruited into the United States Marine Corps.  I ended up doing 9 years in the Corps.  I enjoyed the Marines but I felt that it was time to move on and pursue my dreams.  So I got out and went to school for hair.  Upon graduating I worked at SportClips where I excelled then began to booth rent at Pearl’s Precious Diamonds (PPD’s) stayed there for a year and learned a lot.  After leaving PPD’s my wife and I decided to open up our own salon Lavish Lyons Ladies and Gents Hair Studio LLC.  It went good and we did well for 4 years but to be the best you have to be around the best.  Success breeds Success!!!  That’s why I chose to come to Excalibur’s Barber Grooming Lounge.  I feel like being here will take my game to a Whole Nother Level.

André Brooks

“A dream is only a dream without action.”

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