We had the good fortune of connecting with Garrick Dixon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Garrick, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Mitchellville which is located within Prince Georges County, Maryland. PG County is the richest black county in America. So therefore I grew up around a lot of black people that made a good income. This showed me that black people can work together to build a strong economic system. My father owned a transmission shop and my mother was a Administrative Assistant. Earlier on I got to see my father as a entrepreneur which has always given me the motivation to start my own business.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a barber that has been cutting hair for 33 years. The thing that sets me apart is that I’ve used my sense of humor to brand me in the barber world. I started doing funny barbershop videos in 2015. At the moment I have over 97 million views on YouTube. On all social media platforms I would say over 400 million. This has allowed me to monetize my popularity in the barber world by starting my own men’s hair grooming products (Dixon’s 1737), barber apparel company (My Money Makers), and host various barber events all around the world. I’m most proud of being on 50 Cent’s show 50 Central because he was a fan of my barbershop videos. It showed me that if you keep working hard that you never know whose watching. I’m excited about my men’s hair grooming brand Dixon’s 1737 because it allows me the opportunity to help me feel better about themselves through grooming. I got to where I am today by loving my craft, hard work, and never being afraid to fail. I’ve been cutting hair for 33 years and I still feel like I don’t have a job. It’s never easy because you have to work hard but when you love it you don’t mind the hard work. I overcome the challenges because I think about the end result. I have a vision and I’m not going to stop until that vision is complete. My faith allows be to see the big pitcher when challenges come. I actually love challenged because it allows me the opportunity to learn. The lessons that I’ve learned along the way is to believe in yourself. Because if you don’t nobody else will. Also you can’t do it all by yourself. You have to have a team of people that believe in your vision to help to maximize your potential. I want the world to know that I tried to make a difference by using the tools that God has given me. He’s blessed me with the ability to cut hair and make people laugh. My brand Dixon’s 1737 was created by me with the help of my father and brother. It’s important for me to deliver hair grooming products for black men to make us feel good. Often we go to the store and see products that aren’t made for us. I personally wanted to fill that void.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting LA. I’m not much of a club person anymore. So I would take him to some nice rooftop spots. EP & LP is one of my favorites, It has the perfect view. One side you get Hollywood hills and the other side you get the city. Also Castaway is Burbank in one of my favorite spots. The view overlooking the city is Amazing. We gotta hit the Staples Center to go see the Lakers and the SoFi Stadium. i got the opportunity to be the 1st barber to cut someone hair in the VIP Suite on the 50 yard line. It’s a amazing stadium. It has the feel like there isn’t a bad seat in the house. I’m more of a dive bar person. So we would have to hit some of the dive bars around the city. The Fifth in Valley Village is a cool little dive bar. The most fun places to hang out are the comedy clubs. You can always catch a good show at The Ha Ha Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, or Comedy Store. You may even catch me on stage.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My daughters Gabby & GiGi Dixon

Website: http://www.dixons1737.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thegarrickdixon, http://www.dixons1737.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/garrickdixon

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/garrickdixon

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