Zion Illiwood shares the tools to becoming an in demand barber and how he attract positive energy.

From clipper cuts to fades, Zion Illiwood is becoming one of the most sought-after artists in the world of barbering. Starting his barbering career at the age of 19 to work with some of your favorite celebs like Louis Carr, actress, Folake Olowofoyeku, Mali Music, and Wyclef. Zion has no plans to stop but to rise to the top of the game, let’s chop up all the details in his interview!

What motivated you to become a barber and how did you get started?

My older brother Adam Sharp motivated me to become a barber. At the age of 19, I left college and picked up my first pair of hair clippers and started cutting my first set of clients on the south side of Chicago. I became excited and fell in love with the challenging and the freedom of creativity, and self-independence. Over time I developed and improved my skills, seeking other ways to grow a new environment as an artist. I decided to move to Los Angeles, CA in 2006, and the rest as they say, “was history.”


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