HeadzUp Salon and Gallery is more than a barbershop for the everyday consumer seeking a new look. In fact, like a lot of local businesses, it is a symbol of triumph and defying the odds.

The owner, Reggie, was only 14 years old when he picked up his first pair of shears. At the time, he was living in a boy’s home. Never disheartened by his current situation, he made vital connections and chose the path to be a barber. By 29, he opened his first barbershop in Philly. By the age of 35, he had opened 3 more barbershops.

After facing a turning point in his business, he decided to consolidate and turn the key. He went to Pittsburgh to truly focus on his barbering reputation and overall brand.

Years of building his reputation created a ripple effect, and Reggie became popular in the Greensburg and Indiana areas. While in the Greensburg/Indiana, he met Matt. They decided to join forces. Matt was in a tragic accident, and Reggie took this time to realign his efforts. He did home services in dorms and residential areas before finally opening HeadzUp.