A barber is a very influential person among the neighbors of the barbershop. For that same reason we have to spread that love among each other.
My name is Mariela Perez. I’m 24 years old. I was born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, AZ. I began cutting hair at the age of 17.
I was one out of the million “illegal aliens” whose parents would not be able to afford a further education other than high school.
As senior year approached, I started teaching myself how to cut hair. I would sit for hours watching videos on YouTube.
As I got better I was able to afford to put myself through barber school.
Forward to a couple years later, now I’m traveling from state to state showcasing, educating and even competing at some of the biggest shows.
BARBERLOVE ® is to spread the love to the community. A barber is a very influential person among the neighbors of the barbershop. For that same reason we have to spread that love among each other. That’s barber love. A barber would not be the person she/he is without its community.
Follow Mariela on Instagram @Mariela_the_barber.