2023, 2022 & 2021 Reader’s Choice Awardee in Best Shears Beauty Launchpad Magazine. Read more

Kevin Nguyen's
Biography

Meet an extraordinary individual who has left an indelible mark on the world of hairstyling and barbering. An International Hair Artist, Influencer, and Wahl Professional Lead Educator for the US Team, this talent brings 14 years of barbering experience and over 7 years of educational expertise to the table. Not only is this individual the proud owner of ESSNTL Barbershop, but also holds the esteemed position of Lead Educator at California Barber and Beauty College. Their prowess in the field has garnered them the title of a Top 25 Artist for Beauty Launch Pad and an astonishing 30 awards as a barber. Among their impressive accomplishments, they claimed the coveted BTC Big Shot title in 2022 and have had the honor of serving as a Celebrity Barber and Booksy Ambassador.

Featured in over a dozen magazines, they continue to inspire and uplift others, driven by a noble goal to mentor and lead the next generation of barbers and hairstylists, encouraging them to constantly evolve and refine their craft. Embracing the powerful motto, “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. But if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you,” this luminary exemplifies the passion and dedication that elevates the art of hairstyling and barbering to new heights.

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