After graduating high school Aref attended Paul Mitchell the School in North Haven CT back in 2007 . He had begun his journey in the 7th grade. Aref discovered his natural gift for cutting hair at an early age. Some of his friend would play sports after middle school, but not him he would be cutting hair in his basement perfecting the techniques that he would observe at the local barbershop. He’s currently an owner of The Barbershop CT and Mens cutting specialist for the Paul Mitchell the school North Haven. His goals are to continue educating our future professionals and spreading knowledge throughout the industry. He has been cutting hair now for 16 years and one his proudest accomplishment would have to be becoming the Men’s Cutting Specialist for the Paul Mitchell Schools and becoming a barbershop owner. A fun fact about him is his love for traveling around the world and being immersed in a different cultures.