T'keya Cox

T.Cox Studios

I'm a Young  Black Female barber who started cutting hair at the age of 14. I grew up in a single parent home with my older brother,in the south bronx.Dealing with issues at home, trying to fit in at school and in my neighborhood was a constant battle. My mom gave me the opportunity to attend charter schools and private school, but the moment I went to public school my life changed.  I was teased and bullied for the way I dressed and the way I acted. That kid that just stood out. I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THAT I'D GET THIS FAR AND STILL HAVE THAT MOTIVATION TO MOVE FORWARD. When I was younger I always loved to play in my brother's hair. His head was the first head I ever touched, and boy did he trust me. I won't lie I didn't know what on earth I was doing, I just mimicked what I saw the barbers do to him. Each time I did his hair I got better and better, his friends started coming to me and so did the kids around the neighborhood. Which eventually led to me working in a barbershop. I honestly love giving people a new look, that fresh start with a boost of confidence it makes me feel like I did the job right. Cutting hair has brought so much good into my life , and has giving me the OPPORTUNITY to meet so many amazing people. who Have brought light into my life. Being a barber is more than just a job, but an experience. Helping people to become the head and not the tail of society. And I won't stop here …. there is way more to come with Key The Barber