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Rising Stars: Meet Ronnie McCoy III

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ronnie McCoy III.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’m a fourth-generation barber born and raised in Michigan. My journey began when I was 14 after cutting one of my friends hair. From that day forward it was all I wanted to do. I honed my skills at the best shop in my home town and completed barber college before leaving Michigan. I moved to LA when I was 23 to pursue my passion of cutting hair on a bigger platform. After working at Franks Chop Shop on Melrose for almost three years, I opened my own private studio to pursue freelance work (on set) with a few celebrity clients I picked up on the way. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and share my craft with them, which has led to opportunities I once dreamt of such as editorial credits, working internationally, and more!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Everything seemed to happen so fast for me, but in retrospect, creating a solid foundation of relationships within my network was the key for my rapid growth and success. The biggest challenge is simply balancing my different roles as an independent barber, entrepreneur, husband, and father.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m known for my overall pride and passion in my work. I love what I do and try to pour every bit of that into every haircut I do. That passion was recognized by GQ after naming a cut I did on Nick Jonas for the 2018 Met Gala.

What matters most to you?
Consistency, consistency, consistency. Making sure I’m growing in every area of what makes a good barber great while leaving a legacy my family can be proud of and prosper from.

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