Lineil or better know as Lineil “The Barber” is originally from Chicago, ILL. Lineil moved to Fort Myers at early age. When he was a kid his mother would often drop him and his brother at the local barbershop as some many single mothers do. Both mother and child happy as can be. The The little boy happy that he will be getting a new fresh cut and mom is happy because she will have a least an hour or so of free time.
So as kid, going to the barbershop Lineil would sit in the barbershop amazed by how much the guys behind the chair meant to the community. He was able to see how being a barber was about much more than just cutting hair. The barbershop is often one of the cornerstone of the community. This is where boys and men learn how to be a better man , father, husband and even businessman. Role models are made in the barbershop… and the barbers are often the mentors that bring it all together.
The more Liniel went to the shop, he found himself studying not only the strokes of the clippers but also the stroke of compassion each of these men/barbers showed towards their community. When Liniel was just 9 years old his mom’s boyfriend had left his clippers out and within reach… Lineil could not fight the temptation and he made his brother his first client. It was Lineil’s believe that the haircut came out pretty good.. Although, his brother may have a different opinion. Nevertheless, it was at that moment when it all started.
Lineil did all that he needed to do that find a way to gather the money he needed to buy his own clippers. For close to 20 years Lineil cut hair as an apprentice, under other license barbers through SW Florida. In 2013 Lineil finally found the time to attend Regency Beauty Institute and get his state license. Some would argue that it was just a formality and that Liniel “The Barber” was a master barber at 9 year old. Ok.. Maybe one would argue that.. But, no one that has ever sat in his chair could ever say that Lineil didn’t give them a supreme hair cut. Liniel is the barber’s barber. Literally barbers from other shop even, come get their hair cut by Liniel. They know the difference between being “a” barber and being “The Barber”.
So now that Lineil is “The Barber” he reminds himself dail why he must upheld the same values and make that same type of impact on his community as the barbers before him have.
“It’s so much more to being a barber than standing behind the chair.” – Lineil “The Barber”