Head instructor Ms. Lana called an old friend to come to WBI and give her students some priceless advice. Barber and entrepreneur Darrin Lyons is a rare success story that inspired WBI students to reach for the stars.
From a tough childhood to cutting the heads of super stars like P Diddy, Tupak Notorious BIG, Eddie Murphy and Jay Leno, DL made it work in his favor, even when it seemed to eat at his self esteem. he learned to look at the ‘big picture’ and ‘save for the future.’ He warned barbers that the path he chose may look glamorous but it is full of sacrifice.
He made an impact on WBI students.
Here are some comments.
Robert Sheerer : I enjoyed this unequivocally! His topics, his enthusiasm, his skills and most of all, his realness! Put him on the payroll! I want more master classes – to learn everything from line-ups to financial responsability.
Rea TurRee: I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Lyons! Great personality, most informative on the cutting process, how to handle customers, what is expected from you, and tips for preparing yourself to be successful. Next time, if we can have more time with Mr. Lyons on the cut and like to see that on different types of hair textures.
Daniel Depaz: I liked how he was open to any questions. He explained everything. I’d like to learn more about managing money.
Terell Powell: Mr. Lyons brought a human approach to teaching technique, he allowed us to make our suggestions and then showed us proper techniques. he showed us the results of hard, diligent practice. Have Mr Lyons come more often and allow the freshmen to participate. He definitely applies the full gamut from new recruits to the more experienced. Thanks for bringing Mr. Lyons in!!!
Quincy Crawford: He was one of the best speakers i ever heard. I was glued to my seat!! I don’t think I blinked because i didn’t want to miss anything.It motivated me to learn as as much as I can while I am here at WBI. Please have speakers on how to run a shop, a school, and how to invest my money…
Rigoberto Maldonado: I liked everything he showed us he really inspired and motivated me in many ways. The only thing I can suggest is for him to make it more on time, besides that it was perfect.
Fidel Paez: It was so motivating, it made me want to work harder and achieve my goal. I like that we have similar interests and that we both grew up poor, and if he could do it so can I. It was the best, I don’t see how the lecture could be any better.
Ronald Mojica: It was a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity. I liked the fact that he gave us motivation and inspiration to be successful as he is. I couldn’t ask for more. DL was superior.
Gladys Ortiz: I liked that he told us what it’s like behind the curtains. He taught us how to get ahead in life, secrets on how we can better ourselves. He really inspired me I will look up to him and others now.
I will from now on appreciate all. It would have been nice if he was here at 8:30, that way we could have more time with him.
Antonio Gutierrez: I definitely enjoyed it. I would wanna know how much the Master Barber struggled to learn how to cut hair.
David Hernandez: It was flawless.
WBI Barber students have spoken!