Bio- Owner, Educator, and International Barber
Born in Chicago, Rance John fully transitioned to the St. Louis area at the age of 12. Growing up under the roof of a single parent household he did not always have the pleasure of visiting a barber shop. By age 15 he was cutting his own hair. It was not long before he mastered providing himself the perfect haircut. It was a no brainer for him after completing High School, he would be a barber. Alumni of Missouri Barbers College, Rance John started his career by working in a local shop. By 23 he became a business owner opening his first shop.
With over 17 years of the "Barber Hair Care Industry", veteran Rance John has achieved a tremendous amount of success. He is a multi-award winning groomer, advanced clipper cutting educator, and motivational speaker. His success has also lead him to be co-founder of the “Show Me Barbers Battle”.
Rance John approaches each job and potential client as a canvas that he is looking to create or enhance with exceptional service. His goal is to show each client, student or colleague that, "It's not just a cut it's an experience". An experience of excellence and quality performed at its highest level and ability whether in a classroom or shop.
Rance John over the years has mentored and trained numerous barbers and some Stylist. He is a firm believer in staying current by challenging yourself and giving back. One of the ways he gives is through his "Rance John Back to School Cuts for Kids" foundation, offering free haircuts to school aged children. Each year it grows to new heights and that brings a great amount of joy to his heart.
Additionally, he takes pride in developing new and long lasting relationships. One example is Mr. David Steward, founder of "WorldWide Technology". Rance John has worked closely with Mr. Steward in helping him maintain a professional image that is seen around the world.
Rance John passionately loves working with a diverse group of people from varied cultures and backgrounds. His goal is to inspire everyone he has the opportunity to work with while ensuring they are satisfied and successful.