Derek discovered his passion for barbering in 2004 and attended Duncan Brothers School of Hair Design in Oklahoma City, graduating in 2005. The apple does not fall far from the tree, as he is a fourth-generation barber!
After graduation, Derek traveled, lived, and worked from Oklahoma City, OK, to Kansas City, KS, to Sarasota, FL, where he found great opportunities to cut hair for people like KC Royals’ George Brett, OKC Thunders’ Enes Freedom, and Tampa Bay Rays’ Tyler Glasnow among others. In 2018 Derek accepted an instructor position at Paul Mitchell The School in Tampa, Fl, where he taught the fundamentals like fades, flat tops, and layers, as well as theory.
Returning to Oklahoma in 2022, he is excited to bring his skills to Tulsa and to be a part of the Tonsorial posse.
Derek enjoys travel, drawing, antique shopping, and trying locally owned chef-crafted cuisine wherever he is.
- Hometown | Tulsa, OK
- Tats | Half sleeve plus a few more
- Specialties | 90’s styles, a pompadour, bald fade, mullet, hair color, waxing, and straight razor shave
- Barbering Since | 2005