Troy’s
Story

Why Barbering Isn't Enough

Barber and speaker Troy Hugie knows no two routes to success look the same. Informed by his struggles and his passions, Troy created his own roadmap. One that took him from a college dropout lacking confidence, to a highly-skilled master barber. And he didn't stop there. Troy turned his career into something that provides more than an income. As a speaker and a mentor, he relishes the opportunity to inspire New York City youth, encouraging them to reframe struggles and find their own versions of success?a creative act worthy of celebration

"I'll always remember my first volunteer speaking engagement. Out of all the people and professions at this career day, these kids wanted to talk to the barber."