Trae Smith

Over the years, Trae has made his work about more than just hair. “When you’re in my chair, you are the only person in the room. I don’t care if you’re a CEO or a server, I’m going to embrace who you are, not what you do. I experienced how it feels not to fit in. When you’re with someone who cares about you, it really is therapy to get your hair done.”

“When I say, ‘Change your image, change your life, change your world,’ I’m not just talking about the way you look, I mean your self-image. The way you look at yourself. You have to take your whole entire self into consideration. You can turn personal adversity into a celebration of diversity.”