Stephy Says 💋 I have taken it upon myself as your favorite blogger to introduce you to some of the dopest black business owners. Today is no exception. Allow me to introduce to you, Emmanuel Brooks—owner of Stylez Unique Barber Salon & Spa, LLC.
Whether we like to admit it or not, one of the most judged parts of life is appearance. Our clothes, our shoes, our accessories, but most importantly—our hair. I mean, look at all the memes of LeBron James & Kevin Durant & their hair 🥴).
I digress…Back to the subject at hand & the celebration of achievements.
Honestly, most times, the way we feel we look dictates the way we feel period; and our appearance formulates peoples’ opinions about us before personal interaction. The focal point? The hair. Think about how often you’ve heard someone ask, “Who did your hair?” Or “who cut your hair?” Let’s face it, our hair attracts attention. Most of us, if not all of us want to present with a presentable impression.
Although men are not as vocal as women, we all know that men are just as particular about their hair as women. We also know that they only want professional barbers labeled as the best & a barber with the most experienced hands to touch their hair. I like to think that men are more conscious about their hair than we actually give them credit for. They also struggle with the look they want for their next cut especially depending on the occasion.
Whether it’s a fade, intricate details of a part, or beard maintenance, Manny understands the importance of physical appearance. His cuts are crisp & sharp while maintaining your natural hairline…because men take their hair line seriously—AS THEY SHOULD!
When choosing a barber, there are a few things to take into consideration: price, location, services, environment, & reputation. Stylez Unique & Manny meets ALL of your needs!
Everyone that sits in his chair trusts that their hair/hairline or eyebrows are in good hands. His skill & level of professionalism leave his clients with little to no complaints & satisfaction is always guaranteed! He gives quality work while using quality equipment. His cuts take place in front of a ring light to ensure cutting precision. He understands that adequate lighting is vital to a clean cut. Also, it shows that your haircut can be shown proudly even with the best lighting. No filters needed!
He has mastered barbering & elevated from basic cuts to total makeovers for both men and women. When you sit in his chair, you get a full range of services including you a haircut, a shave. neck scruff cleaned up, & additionally you can get your eyebrows shaped.
For the best cuts: interact with him & give feedback on your cut. Give him an idea of what you want & how you want—& watch him get you right. Just one thing: be constructive, not critical. But trust me, with his skill, you won’t have anything to criticize.
Here’s receipts of his work: —because SEEING is BELIEVING!
Not only does he transform hair, he also transfers eyebrows. Yes ladies, EYEBROWS! The look may be temporary, but the impression is lasting. The perfection, the precision, & the polished look is perfect for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, or just a little “pick me up.” This new service has been a hit since he began the maintenance of eyebrows. Once you have the Manny experience on your brows, you’ll never see your brows the same again.
Let me also not forget that major barbers respect him as well. He was once recognized by the international barber KrewKutz for inspiring a look he cut. Adding to his resume, his work was featured on the Instagram of Barbers Inc.
Mr.SetApart is the barbering king of creativity. He incorporates the most current trends into his cuts. His knowledge in cutting allows him to participate in the in the latest Stylez. He keeps himself current & up to date so that he came execute the styles requested. And yes, that’s for both men AND women.
If you want to walk past the mirror & see your feet reflection or best version of yourself, get a Manny cut. With photos surfacing on social media & the internet, he is always in tune with clients preferences. When you arrive & you bring a reference photo, he aims to deliver & executes as closely to the picture as possible without losing his own identity. He has one aim—precision not perfection. He understands creativity is key. Not only creative, but very much unique.
When you come across Stylez Unique, you will know that he offers more than a basic cut & basic services. He uses your hair as a blank canvas to exhibit his art. When you leave, everyone around you can tell that you have been stamped by Mr. SetApart. His signature & expertise is all over the cut & you are sure to attract a lot of attention. If your wait is long, you better believe the time spent there will be well worth it.
Aside from his professionalism, Manny shows the utmost respect, not only for his clients—but for fellow barbers as well. He doesn’t believe in competition, he supports collaboration. He not only exhibits greatness, he also surrounds himself with other dope barbers like Nathaniel Butler who is the SHOP MANAGER of Stylez Unique.
Imagine both of these barbers collaborating in the same shop—that’s pressure.
Manny has demonstrated that there is room for everyone to succeed. His love for his career & clients reflects in his attitude towards his clients. It also is shown in his work every time a client sits down in his chair. Clients understand that when prices are set, every dollar spent is an investment into their selves & money invested in Manny is well-deserved.
His barber shop isn’t just any other shop. His shop is a place where men (mostly) come to unwind & recharge themselves after having the burdens of just being a man. When you walk through the doors, you’re not a client—you’re family.
He understands the importance barber client relationships. He establishes rapport. The relationships & connections with his patrons significantly impacts the success of his business. When you step into his shop, there’s an atmosphere of family & he makes clients comfortable. Not only does he make clients comfortable, he also shows that he appreciates their time & existence in his shop. Yes, you can get a cut or services anywhere—but will you get the Manny personable experience?
Another reputable & respectable aspect of Stylez Unique is that his services all inclusive; he provides services to all races, genders, & orientations. He works with various hair textures & flawlessly performs.
Next to the atmosphere or environment, cleanliness is up to par. Though it’s not in the forefront of the mind of people, an important part of barbering is sanitation & sterilization. This is another area in which he exceeds expectations. He ensures that he uses the best tools & cleans them between clients.
His ever growing clientele super-ceded his former space & he elevated to opening a shop of his own!
If your barber is retired or you have relocated to VA, look no further—I just introduced you to your new barber.
Word of mouth is often times the best form of marketing, but in this case—the cuts do the talking for Manny.
Manny Brooks—barber, owner, stylist, or miracle worker for you to book for you next look. You will leave there differently than when you came!
You can walk into his shop & sit in his chair with confidence & walk out with reassurance that you know you look good.
You don’t have to search all over for your perfect shop, you can find the perfect barber for you in one stop at :
12480 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
This is why he’s known Mr. SetApart Brooks! Stephy Says 💋 he has rightfully earned his self made name!
This name is rightfully his!
When looking for a barber or stylist, the first thing people usually do is search for reviews or comments about their service: let this be the review you read for Stylez Unique Barber Salon and Spa.
Catch him now before he takes all the way off! I’ve been watching his journey, & now you can too! Keep an eye out, I’ll bet anything that you will see him on the big screen as a celebrity 💈
If you are looking for a barber to trust, Stephy Says 💋 I would bet on Manny.
Due to the high demand of his services, be sure you reserve a spot or book ahead at the link below.
Book Mr. SetApart at Stylez Unique here
Shop hours are:
Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM- 10:00 PM.
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Understand this, there’s no way possible for me to put into words how dope he really is. You just have to go get cut & see for yourself!
If anybody asks, tell’em Manny did it 💈& Stephy said it 💋!
Happy cutting 💈
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