Shaun “Lucky” Corbett – Da Lucky Spot Barbershop
Shaun “Lucky” Corbett is a husband, proud father of 4 children and passionate owner of Da Lucky Spot Barbershop. He has worked diligently to build a brand that creates a culture for community engagement and second chances. After making too many wrong decisions at the age of 16, “Lucky” spent time in prison. While incarcerated, he earned obtained his GED and decided to change his life for the better.
After graduating from Barber College with the highest scores to date, he worked in the barbershop that he now successfully owns and manages. He works tirelessly in the community by giving back and returns to No Grease Barber College to speak to students about life in the barber industry; giving them a honest look on what they have to look forward to. The barbershop hosts various annual non-profit community events.
In the wake of the slain Michael Brown situation, “Lucky” created and organized the “Cops & Barbers” initiative along with Detective Garry McFadden, NC Local Barbers Association in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Due to the largely successful initiative, “Lucky” was invited to the White House to speak with President Barack Obama’s Task Force. He was also selected and awarded the Charlottean of the Year by Charlotte Magazine in 2015. The Cops & Barbers initiative has become a non-profit organization, offering scholarship opportunities for high school graduates to attend barber school and be partnered with a new police cadet, thus creating a relationship from the beginning. In 2016 he won first place in the Bronner Bors & Andis Total Look Barbering Competition. An advocate of community involvement, since opening his barbershop doors, ‘Lucky” has hosted annual give back events such as Back to School Book Bag donation events including free kids haircuts, Community Turkey Giveback events and more. To date, “Lucky” and the barbershop has been able to give back to over 10,000 families in need.
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I Am Carolina’s Black History: Shaun “Lucky” Corbett was originally published on 927theblock.com