We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Nunez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jose, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
It honestly was a little scary. I was cutting hair out of my moms house here in Ferris. My clientele was decent but at the time I didn’t think it was as big as it is now. And of course dealing with the global pandemic things in our industry changed big time. I was just iffy on taking that risk, and seeing if I could succeed and stay busy. Ferris isn’t exactly a big town so that was also a little scary to think about, and would the business be good? But our town has never really had a legit barbershop since I remembered so I said why not. It’s my time.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Opening up my own shop was definitely not easy. With the business side of things and dealing with all the paper work, permits, and things like that it was crazy to me. I was so brand new to this side of our industry it really was a hectic time getting things ready at first. But with the support of my family and my determination I got it done. I’ve learned to always be on top of things. Don’t wait for the last minute, just get it done and out the way. I just hope I can help inspire people to chase their dreams.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ferris isn’t the biggest town but if you want to have some fun. Maybe we could try to visit 780 SportsBar & Grill for some drinks and to shoot some pool. Always a fun time!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There’s a few barbers I would like to mention that helped me probably a lot more than they think they have. Franco owner of ProFades Academy in Dallas. Great teacher and mentor. Also Eric out at LoneStarBarbers in Duncanville. And Luis owner of Champs Barbershop in Oak Cliff. All 3 have taught me somethings that i’ll always remember. All 3 have took a chance on me and given me a spot at their shop. And i’ll always be appreciative for their help.

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