Artist Spotlight: John Mosley

John Mosley
John Mosley
Courtesy of John Mosley/John Paul Mitchell Systems

Being a barber at John Mosley’s level is no walk in the park, but it’s less bodily dangerous than the potential career he left behind around the turn of the millennium to pursue his current calling. “I was playing college football, and I got tired of getting hit by grown men for free,” he recalls with a laugh. “My mother, my sister, my whole family were in the beauty industry, so I figured if I told my mom I wanted to join, that’d give me some time to drop out of college. Three days later, I was enrolled in barber school, and it’s been nonstop from that point.”

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