John Mosley, who calls himself and his trademarked line of apparel and accessories the “Popular Nobody,” is one of the most sought after barbers in the industry—but that’s only one of the cards he holds in his “Renaissance Man” deck of talent.
With over 14 years of passion and experience, John and his career have been on a steady incline, seeing his dreams unfold since the days at his alma mater, the John Wesley Barber College in Long Beach, California. John is the founder and team lead for his Popular Nobody brand. His hard work, insatiable drive, and unstoppable tenacity for his craft allow John to keep his chair in a constant rotation of devoted clientele, while his zest for what’s new and next keeps his technical skills a cut above the rest.
John’s individualized aesthetic has been showcased onstage in Eminem and Rihanna’s acclaimed “Monster Tour" and a film titled Deuces that will be featured on Netflix. John’s large list of clients includes actors Larenz Tate and Idris Elba, along with some of the most talked-about names in the music industry today, such as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jidenna, and many more. No stranger to the athletic world, John also works with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), Major League Baseball players and a few NBA players.
In addition to movies, television, and commercials, John’s looks have been published in GQ, New York Times Style, British GQ, Vogue, the cover of Billboard, Black Enterprise, Ebony and Rolling Stone.
Traveling around the country to share his expert techniques with both students and professionals, and participating in Paul Mitchell Schools’ Men’s Cutting DVD, stand as just two examples of John’s warm and genuine personality being further fulfilled by giving back to both his profession and his community. Whether he’s speaking at high schools in his city, or coaching a Pop Warner youth football team, John is an inspiration and lifelong mentor.
Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, this superstar in the world of barbering, men's grooming, and celebrity styling has a lot to say about humility, sacrifice, branding, integrity, and how to remain grounded while your star is rising.
Listen to a preview of the interview here below and download the full interview here.