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Hattori Hanzo Shears Stylist Spotlight: Alex Yarber

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 Name: Alex YarberCity: Tuscaloosa, ALSalon: Alex Yarber Salon

1623 Veterans Memorial Parkway Tuscaloosa, AL

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE ALEX: Funny, Ambitious, Unique

Alex has been crafting beautiful hair for four years. However, the journey didn’t start behind the chair. Alex had a passion for Photography; after struggling to make a living capturing photos, Alex knew there had to be something else out there that would allow creativity and produce income. As soon as Alex dabbled in the hair industry, it was love. While in hair school, Alex felt a connection to the craft of hair design and knew it was a perfect fit. Alex had a hard time finding the right fit in the small town of Tuscaloosa, so booth renting it was! After spending a few years booth renting and building clientele, Alex opened a salon and has never looked back. Alex is growing a team and creating a salon culture that anyone would be proud to be apart of.

Favorite Hanzo Shear: HHV-5.5

Mamba – for its precision ability for and creating texture. It’s a multifaceted shear that I can use for everything.

Q & A With Alex

Favorite platform Hair Sylist?

Presley Poe! Hands down I been inspired so much by Presley. Her skill always shines through her work. She always has been true to herself and comfortable in her skin. I’ve always wanted to be like her!

Who inspires you?

Social Media! I’m very much inspired by pop glamour and culture of today

What is your favorite movie?

Too won fu, thanks for everything! Julie Newmar

Favorite Ice cream flavor?


The most exciting thing you’ve ever done?

Preforming my hairstylist rap parody at the behind the chair awards in 2018

Favorite vacation?

The beach! There is nothing more healing to me than being next water

If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?

My shears, a comb & a hair tie

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I’d want to time travel so I could experience all the different eras of time

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

“The Hair Queen”

Who would you most like to share a cup of coffee or tea with?

Lady Gaga! I feel like she is literally the best human and I’d love to be an advocate just like her.

One thing people wouldn’t guess about you?

I love to sing karaoke!

Written By: Catie Delahanty

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