Why is Kent making Plan B the best hair salon Kelowna has to offer? We sat down with him to find out!
“How long have you been in the industry?”
I’ve been a barber and stylist for a long time. I started in Calgary and then recently moved to Kelowna from Michoacán, Mexico where I was working in the industry. My wife and kids are still there, I haven’t seen them in 3 months but we just booked them flights to Kelowna!
“Why did you choose to become a stylist/barber?”
I have always kinda had a thing for it since I was a young guy. It was the only thing I ever had any kind of passion for… not just the hair aspect but being able to make peoples’ day better.
I used to do all my hockey friends’ hair when I was younger, you know, when everyone would want the same hairstyle! And my mom definitely always told me to go for it, she’s really the reason I got into the hair industry.
“What techniques do you specialize in?”
“Describe your personal style.”
I don’t really know, one day I’ll be in jeans and Timbs, another day you’ll find me in basketball shorts with compression tights underneath! I also cut my hair off about 3 months ago, it used to be a lot longer and I could put it in crazy braids and buns… but now I’ve been rocking a hat a lot.
“Tell us about your worst personal haircut/hair experience.”
It was my second year doing hair, about 8-9 years ago and I had just gotten a two hour massage so I was nice and relaxed. I had a young guy’s hair to cut, he was about 15. I was texturizing behind his ear with big, thick sheers and told him to fold his ear down and hold it there but he accidentally let it go and the sheer went straight through the top of his ear. I tried to stop the bleeding with a towel, but there was still a small chunk I decided to just pull off. I told him “I Mike Tyson-ed your ass!”.
I swear it has never happened again!!
“If you could be any Hollywood movie actor, who would it be and why?”
Either Lenny Kravitz because I love his style and he’s so charismatic and confident. Or Will Ferrell because he’s funny and a family man.
“If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 albums with you, what would they be?”
I’m a country boy! So anything by Jason Aldean or George Jones. And then because it’s a desert island definitely a Reggae album of some sort, it just makes sense!
“If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 movies with you, what would they be?”
Old School, Talladega Nights, and then “The Office” on repeat.
“What’s your most embarrassing moment?”
I have many, but they’re too inappropriate to share!
“We’re not trying to pick you up… but what’s your astrology sign?”
I don’t even know if I know mine… Aries I think. I don’t even know what that means?
“Do you have any nicknames?”
I used to, My name’s Kent so there are not many options. My wife calls me “idiot” and my kids call me “daddy.”
“What’s one product you simply cannot live without?”
Anything to do with my beard! I can’t live without my blade, I hate the feeling of hairy cheeks.
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