Latoya Medina providing education, careers, and haircuts to community (Crest Hill, IL) – Latoya Medina is the owner of All About U Barber College. Located just outside Joliet, All About U Barber College provides a full barber education to individuals looking to become barbers.
Latoya has been teaching since 2010, and her passion for the work really shows. Between jovial jests with her students, Latoya got down to businesses, leading by example. As her students gathered around her barber chair, Latoya placed a “man unit” on the head of a client, tidied him up, and sent him on his way looking like a million bucks.
Her barber college, located on Theodore St. and Larkin Ave. in Crest Hill, IL, boasts several chairs for students to work and learn at, a classroom, and a separate side with studio spaces that individuals and businesses can rent out.
Latoya has been a licensed barber for over 11 years, however her roots in the industry go back nearly 30 years. While raising her nephew, she learned to cut his hair out of necessity. At the time, Latoya did not have the money to regularly take him to the barber shop, so she picked up a set of clippers and found that she actually enjoyed cutting hair. She now calls teaching and cutting hair her passion.
Latoya has provided several full and partial scholarships to her school. “Something like this can save a life,” she said. “Some of these kids have nothing to do, and having a career option can help them become something more.” Latoya mentioned that she currently has a scholarship worth $3,650 open for a student.
In addition to providing an education, All About U Barber College provides cuts to the public at discount prices ranging from $8 to $12, as well as other hair styling services. These cuts are an important part of the students’ education as they provide them with an opportunity to learn on a real client.
To learn more about All About U Barber College, you can call them at (815) 931-6949 or visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Latoya Medina providing education, careers, and haircuts to community