The Young Black Hair Revolution

Source: Damon Young, The Root Magazine Named after Rakim from Eric B. & Rakim, the Rakim cut was a box with a part going from the front of the head to the back. It was a very popular hairstyle in 1989, a fact I remember quite vividly because I had one, too. By sixth grade, I’d cut … Continue reading The Young Black Hair Revolution

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble #GiveBack Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.* Christopher Diaz, owner of Elite Barber Parlor, actively seeks out ways in which he can not only better himself, but the community and really the world. Christopher has five kids and his greatest hope of all is to just … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship 1. #CreateGoals 2. #FollowThrough Words & photos by Joe Didomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Anyone can create goals. It is the true entrepreneurs that not only identify the steps to achieving these goals, but take action. Simply put, my impression of Christopher is that he is a go-getter. I don't know if he has always been … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #FollowThrough

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Part 1: #CreateGoals Right from the start Christopher’s passion for barbering was apparent. Before even reaching the back room he stopped me to admire a small framed black and white photo on the wall. “This picture here is the first ever Barbershop School. 1893 in Chicago,” he told me with pride in his eyes, “First … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #CreateGoals

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

We're super duper excited to feature Elite Barber Parlor, it's talented barbers and innovative products as part of our new, cutting-edge, 4-week series entitled, "Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship," highlighting young adult business ownership in the Elmont community. There are many aspiring entrepreneurs in the Elmont community and our goal throughout this series is to share … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor