We had the good fortune of connecting with Earl Crockett and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Earl, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
There entire existence of my business was to ensure that no one could be in control of my freedom & peace. Often corporations dictate when you can and can’t take personal time from work for family time and even sick days, and that just wasn’t happiness for me. I knew that in order for me to live live as happy as could be, I needed to find a way to work for myself because who knows me better than myself?
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’m an artist, so I’m sensitive about my work! With that being said I’ve always been my biggest critic because at the end of the day my clients are walking billboards and a real time representation of my brand. I’m most proud of my commitment to growing and elevating my services to always stay ahead of the game. Anyone can be average but to stand out amongst the masses you have to be extra and that’s exactly how I would explain my services, extra ordinary! This journey was not easy, but I knew in order to stay alive in the industry overly saturated with competition i needed to find ways to be different from the average neighborhood barber. The biggest lessons I’ve learned in my journey would be to always remain a student in a forever evolving industry. My brand is truly a reflection of who I am as a individual and no experience at Frontline will ever stay the same due to my desire to always make my client experiences exciting and one of a kind.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely kick things off with some of my favorite food, one thing Houston has to offer is some of the best Mexican food in the nation. Of course for my shopaholics and socialites the Galleria mall is a must see, who doesn’t love some designer and high end colognes and perfumes to enjoy the Houston city life. The heights, montrose, third ward & midtown are all my go to neighborhoods for a authentic party Htown style. Ide probably cap things off with a drive down to the beach for some fresh crab fingers and fried shrimp! I’m definitely a foodie.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Most importantly I would like to pat myself on the back for staying the course since 2015 I enrolled in barber college. For many years I was my biggest supporter, I knew that in order for me to grow I had to GO! From leaving barber school going straight to my bartender job at night this journey was anything but easy, but I believe in myself the entire course and i regret nothing. Along the way my sister, mother and closest of friends held me down and assisted and any way they could and I would like to thank them.
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