The Importance of the Cut: Ivan Pierre

Reported by Imani Wj Wright

"Well-groomed men feel extra confident about themselves and fully realize their potential and abilities. This is primarily because they know that they are looking their best in terms of their appearance. Confidence is the key to success in all walks of life, and career is certainly part of that. Trusting yourself fully to get a job done means almost half of that job is already done. This applies to men at work equally,” said Nabin Paudyal, a writer at Lifehack.

Ivan Pierre, a prominent celebrity barber in Chicago, Illinois is respected for several aspects of his business. If you've ever had the opportunity to speak with Pierre, it doesn't take long to realize you're speaking to a humble and knowledgeable craftsman. His Instagram @Illustrious_Cuts shows more than "barber".The tactics and practices you see used by Pierre are beyond the norm. He takes more of a self care approach to barbering. His precision and evident focus to each client is on the level of a sculptor. It’s more fitting to categorize Pierre as an artist- with hair and self care as his artistic practice. 

You don’t just have to take it from me though. Pierre has received some heavy co-signs. Notably, he showcased his skills at Mountain Dew’s NBA All-Star Activation in Chicago. But hold on. Want to go even further? Look at the feature photo above. Pierre's work is also respected by Icons such as NBA legend, Scottie Pippen.

Needless to say, in the world of grooming- Ivan Pierre is the quintessential man for the job.

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