It all started out as a joke. I lost my maintenace job and walked in to my cousins shop to chop it up with the fellas when a friend walks into the shop for a shape up both barbers were busy at the time so I sarcastically said I got you and he said come on just clean me up I did such a good job I said this is what I want to do from that day on. I learned the trade for 4 years as a Master Barber. Corona Barbershop opened in 2001 and then Corona Barbershop Plus in 2003. 15 years later we are still here doing what we love.
My name is Shaddai Reyes and I am 20 years old, at the young age of 12 I was fascinated by the barbershop its scent & the people in it I realized that the barbershop is something more than just cutting hair or just a simple job it is a form of art which made me grow passionate about it at an early age and I was able to realize that this is something I really wanted to do. When I was twelve, I saved some money and bought my first clippers to start cutting my brother's & friends hair for a few years until I was confident enough to bring my skills to work at a barbershop the barbershop became a whole world of new friends, acquaintances, some even like family!
Flako The Barber Legend
My name is Luis Carlos Cordero but everybody knows me as Flako. I have been barbering for over 9 years having started out I started at Corona Barbershop. My major goal in this industry is grow with my barbers brothers and make the industry better. If you have a haircut with me I guarantee that your experience is going to be different and professional.
I started cutting hair when I was 13. It was about 1994,95! I was running errands the owner and his barbers, picking up their lunch, supplies,sweeping the floor, fixing their machines! Till i got my first shape up machine which was the style Liner T! Then the seniors & then eventually the Masters! By 16 teen I knew I wanted to have my own barbershop! Eventually the barbershop closed down and I had to part ways with my mentor Brian! I worked for a few other shops until I finally landed in Corona Barbershop worked with him for a few years then opened my own shop it wasnt easy me & Deo met again and decided to partner up and build our empire!
I started to cut hair with my brother guiding and instructing me in 1994, my first clients were my dad and brother. I started to respect the art of cutting hair and so I became a full time barber. By 1996 I opened my own little shop in Bonao Dominican Republic. I fell in love with the craft and by 2014 I received my permanent residence in the US and gave the barbershop to my cousin and started to cut hair here. I learned the different styles, tools, & techniques they use here and became even better at this craft. I thank my brother, the man who pushed me to become a barber & Deo who has helped me refine & perfect my craft.
As long as I can remember I was good at a number of things. I had many passions I loved using my hands I enjoyed dancing playing dress up make up and doing hair. My grandma was the first person I did a complete hair style on I was about 7, I did her hair every Sunday for church as I got older I experimented on my own hair I was good by the time I was 18 I had my daughter so I decided to go to hair school. My original plan was to travel with the stars and become their stylist. One day the instructor showed use different braiding techniques it was like art to me its was fun. So once I got out of cosmology school I set off to find the perfect shop I was in two before I found the perfect spot and I am still there today. I am more then a stylist I am ur consultant about anything I am a friend and ear to listen also a dancing burst of positive energy. I love to make my clients happy I am your favorite Braider and I love what I do it’s a one of a kind thing