Big RedBig Red

Big Red is the owner of Master Kutz Barber & Beauty Salon in Charlotte, NC. Inspired by Ed Tucker, he knew from the 12th grade that we wanted to open a salon.

Big Red’s passion for barbering comes from his love of people and community. He believes the profession gives him the opportunity to reach and positively influence others.

A member of the North Carolina Local Barber Association, Big Red is also very active in the community, particularly supporting children. He takes part in NCBA’s work with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to educate young people on police interaction, hosts an annual December toy drive, and regularly visits and speaks with local high school students.



LuckyHeadshotShaun “Lucky” Corbett

Shaun “Lucky” Corbett is the passionate owner of Da Lucky Spot Barbershop, located in Charlotte N.C. Shaun’s passion for hair emerged when he was 13 and continues to drive his dedication for precision cutting and personalized customer service to any client that he services. Shaun has worked diligently to build a brand that creates a culture for community engagement and second chances.

Professionally, Shaun set a goal for himself to win the Bronner Bros & Andis “Total Look” National Barbering Competition and won First Place in February 2016 by entering his re-creation of Eddie Murphy’s “Prince Hakeem” of the movie “Coming to America”. An advocate of community involvement since opening his barbershop doors, Corbett has hosted annual give back events such as Back to School Book Bag donation events including Free Kids Haircuts, Community Turkey Giveback events and even a community tutoring program that is free and open to the public. To date, Shaun and the barbershop has been able to give back to over 10,000 families in need. Corbett created and organized the “Cops & Barbers” initiative along with the NC Local Barbers Association and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. The initiative creates much needed dialogue between the community and the police and forces them to create meaningful relationships. Additionally, due to the largely successful initiative, Corbett was invited to the White House to speak with President Barack Obama’s Task Force and was selected and awarded as the “Charlottean of the Year” by Charlotte Magazine in 2015.

Shaun’s philosophy is one that has given him the opportunity to leave an imprint in the community and translates well into any language – “my aim is to never forget my humble beginnings, work twice as hard to improve the quality of life and make a difference where I live and work.”



JudgecGene Winchester

Gene Winchester is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Mr. Winchester has been in the barber industry for over 26 years and received his formal education through Black World Barber College.  He is a licensed instructor and owner of Fourth Ward Barber and Styling.  Mr. Winchester has served on several boards in the hair industry and currently serves as the president of the NC Local Barber Association.  Mr. Winchester devotes his time to uniting barbers in the NC area, building the hair industry and developing our community.









20150612_120814Lisa Morris

Lisa Morris is the Owner and Operator of Sleek Distributions, a professional distributor of salon exclusive products serving licensed cosmetologists and salons only.

With over 20 years experience as a licensed cosmetologist, Lisa takes pride in have the knowledge and ability to find the best products in the industry and to provide salon professionals with the tools and services they need for success.

Since 2007, she has also been teaching and certifying stylists and salons in North Carolina Continuing Education Classes.








alyciaAlycia Williams

Alycia Williams is a Master Cosmetologist boasting over 25 years of professional experience and is the owner of Madison and Mane Hair Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  She relocated from Brooklyn, NY in 2002 to become a permanent resident of the Queen City, bringing with her an intense passion for healthy hair.  Alycia’s prestigious clientele benefit from her consistent hair results and her creativity with color and sculpting.

Alycia obtained her advanced Basic Hair Care Certification of Atlanta GA, Professional Brazilian Blowout Certification, and is a Pravana Color Expert. She has won five major hair shows and most recently won the Annual Hair Games held in Uptown Charlotte.  Her salon is currently ranked #1 in Google searches for Black Hair Salons, and is ranked in the top 10 for both “Best Hair Salons in Charlotte” and “Top Ten Salon Finder Magazine”.  She is the proud mother of two beautiful and successful adult daughters, CaBria and CaDrea, and grandmother to her sweet Autumn.  Come and join Alycia and the Madison and Mane team, and become one of the hundreds of clients who have found their hair care home.






Bio pic for Hot Trends speaking     EventAlex B. Jones

Alex B. Jones is a Salon Business Coach, Founder of The Salonpreneur™ Academy and Author of the Amazon Best-Selling book, The 6-Figure Salonpreneur™ 8 Easy Steps to Making $100K Working 3 Days a Week or Less. 

Alex is owner of Revive Salon and is a 23-year Beauty Industry veteran who travels and works with beauty professionals across the country helping them turn their passion into profit. He is a graduate of Dudley’s Cosmetology University and Vidal Sassoon Academy. He has worked with Soft-Sheen Carson as a Platform educator. He currently serves on Central Piedmont Community College’s cosmetology advisory board.

Alex worked with Kodak Company and attended Florida A&M University undergraduate and graduate school. He is guest contributor for Sola Salon Studios and has written articles for The Huffington Post.

Alex is from Memphis, Tennessee and lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife Alease.