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Kenny Kiser
Founder & Master Barber

Kenny Kiser @kennyraystylist

As the founder of JC Male, I want to give you an insight on our brand and why we feel passionate about sharing it with you. It started in barber college when I had a vision of what we could offer the male industry that had been absent for so many years, which is reputation for on trend and well executed hairstyles for men. Upon graduating from Bristol school of hair design, I started working in a local barber shop which lasted for 1 year in 2013 before I opened up my shop, JC Male. We have now grown to 4 Master Barbers and growing and I am thankful to have such an unstoppable team that believes in the vision of JC Male. JC Male is your local, revolutionized, men's precision barbering and contemporary hair dressing shop.

Seth Birchfield

It's been a long journey for myself to get to this point, please allow me to share it with you. Since I was eighteen, I worked a retail job at Lowe's, and found myself in and out of college for almost four years. Although, I was finding success in all my classes in college, there was always something missing. I couldn't find a career to commit to, or to keep me happy. At that point, I tried a full time job at Lowe's until I could figure out what my purpose was. I started out as just client at JC Male, but I became interested in learning more. In the fall of 2016, I enrolled at Bristol School of Hair Design to become a master barber. It was a 33+ hrs in school. Although it was difficult time , I fell in love with barbering within weeks. Along the way, I have learned from some incredible mentors such as Ken (owner of JC Male), Ashton Scarboro(former barber at JC Male), and even took a continued education hands on course from the great Chris Bossio. Everyday is an opportunity to learn and grow, and I cannot wait to share this journey with you. I feel very fortunate to join this talented team and contribute to the JC Male Way!

Nate Wright

I take pride in my talent as a barber. Before becoming a barber, I worked at a local car dealership and was going to ETSU. During my time at ETSU, I bounced around several things I studied and nothing seemed to catch my interest. I knew I liked working with my hands and being creative, but wasn’t sure how to do it. In 2019, I started the journey of becoming a master barber at Crown Cutz Academy. During my time in barber school, I had the opportunity to learn from many of the great barbers in the area. I finished school in nearly record time and then began an apprenticeship at another local barber shop here in Johnson city. While I was there, I learned to cut all types of hair with great skill. While I was working there, I met Kenny and began to talk to him about barbering and he began to share with me some of the knowledge he has picked up in the years he has been in the industry. Soon after, I accepted a position here at JC Male. I’m beyond excited to work with this team of great barbers!