By Mark Wilkerson on September 15, 2021
For the past 11 years, Osmon Brinkley and his Alyoz Barbershop team, who offer ‘the best haircut in Newark,’ have been providing hair cutting, braiding, and dreadlocks for both men and women of all ages in the Greater Newark, New Jersey area.
“What makes us different is that we are #1 in bookings for barbershops and have the highest rating on Booksy. The vast majority of our clients are so happy with the service that they submit the highest reviews. The actor Kevin Hart filmed a portion of his first movie, “Paper Soldiers,” in our Alyoz Barbershop. Also, a part of the “Wu-Tang” series from season #2 was shot at our Barbershop.”
Osmon Brinkley is the owner of Alyoz Barbershop and has 2 hair experts in his team. He has been living in the Newark area since 1994 and believes it is a great city to go into business. Osmon is a big NY Jets and NY Knicks fan and he likes going to the gym, running, and traveling.
Osmon is what we like to call a Local Biz Hero, a self-made entrepreneur who brings true value to his community. High standards of professionalism and the strong work ethics of small business owners like Osmon are the infrastructures of the Newark economy.
Every dollar that Osmon makes goes back to supporting the local business ecosystem and the community as Osmon participates in a program called “Barbershop Books.” Barbershop Books is a national non-profit literacy organization that inspires children to read for fun through community-based programming and content.
We sat down with Osmon for a quick interview –
Q: How did you get into this profession?
A: “I went into business in order to be independent and make my own decisions. This had also been one of the most important steps of my life as I went into business for myself and learned to generate different streams of income.”
Q: Being a hairstylist, Osmon works directly with many people, we asked him what’s the most significant event that ever happened on the job?
A: One of the most remarkable events was when a staff member from Kevin Hart’s movie “Paper Soldiers” came to the barbershop. He just happened to be scouting locations. When he saw the floor design for the Alyoz Barbershop, he liked it so much that it became one of the locations shown in the movie.”
Q: If you could share one tip with the readers for choosing a hairstylist/barber, what would it be?
A: Look for someone that focuses on the client and invests his time to put extra care into their work.
For those of you who are looking for a professional hairstylist for any type of work, Osmon Brinkley and his Alyoz Barbershop team should be your first choice. Alyoz Barbershop provides special discounts to senior citizens every Tuesday, which is $12 for every service.
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