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BROCKTON – At the age of 7, Marc Amedee knew he was destined to become an entrepreneur but didn’t know in what capacity.
Twelve years later, Amedee was running a business and had built an elite client list with Marxmen Cuts.
“As a kid, I was always hustling and finding ways to make an income. I would shovel snow during a storm with my cousins and sell candy at school,” Amedee said.
Once Amedee got to college, his focus began to zero in on one thing that everyone needs in life, money.
The young entrepreneur thought of ways to make money and decided to try cutting hair after visiting a local barber. Amedee requested a high-top fade, and the barber completely messed it up, he said.
“I went home to fix it in the bathroom, and my friend came in and was impressed with how I fixed my line up and asked if I could do his. I didn’t know how to cut hair, but he trusted me and it came out well,” Amedee said.
“I never had any desire to cut hair. It didn’t excite me at that time, but the summer of 2011, it came to me, so I told myself, I guess I’ll cut hair. My friend was my first client, and then I caught a buzz on campus,” Amedee said.
It began with one customer, then it turned into two, then turned into three, and in the blink of an eye, Amedee was fully booked with more than 10 clients daily.
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“Senior year, I was skipping class to cut hair. I became the campus barber. I was cutting hair in the bathroom in people’s dorms, pretty much anywhere I could,” Amedee said.
Once Amedee graduated from Framingham State University, he moved back to Brockton and faced the challenge of rebuilding his clientele. He began making house calls and continuing the business.
To become successful, Amedee knew he had to increase his skillset with a cosmetology license. So he enrolled in Rob Roy Hair Academy in December 2020 and soon graduated. He then went to work at Barber Walters in Wellesley.
In 2020, the barber’s first celebrity client, a New England Patriots player, walked into his life and wanted a fresh lineup.
Amedee’s friend put them in contact, and the rest was history. Currently, Amedee has cut hair for 25 New England Patriots players, including Anfernee Jennings, Josh Uche and Kyle Dugger, he said.
The Patriots aren’t the only athletic team that took interest in the young barber.
Players from the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Commanders, Carolina Panthers and Boston Red Sox have inquired and received haircuts, Amedee said.
Athletes aren’t the only ones inquiring about Amedee’s services. Noted Boston rapper Cousin Stizz took a chance and sat in Amedee’s barber seat.
“It’s super surreal to have celebrity clients. I kind of, in a way, manifested this at the beginning of the year in January 2020. I made a post saying I want to work with professional athletes, get flown out to different cities to work, get invited on tour and become a personal barber to a celebrity,” Amedee said.
Amedee hasn’t reached all of his goals, but is building his empire brick by brick.
Amedee said “manifestation” is a technique he used to get closer to his goals, but he also had to invest a lot of time into his craft to become who he is today.
The “law of attraction and manifestation” is a belief that positive thoughts bring positive things into your life.
“I thought positively, and the energy naturally aligned with my purpose. I put a lot of work into my craft and built an in-home barbershop for my clients. I truly believe that anything you put your mind to can become a reality through positive thinking and a strong work ethic,” Amedee said.
Amedee, a Brockton native who lives in Halifax, is a guidance counselor in the Brockton Public Schools and cuts hair on the side. He hopes to expand his business and one day work full-time as an entrepreneur.
Ascending to become a full-time entrepreneur isn’t the barber’s only goal. He wants to own several barbershops in the area and open a cosmetology school to change the narrative around barbering.
“I want to show people you can do big things as a barber. There are other options for people besides going to school and having thousands of dollars of debt after,” Amedee said.
Amedee is a firm believer in chasing your dreams no matter what they are. Becoming a barber was not his original dream job, but it turned into something he’s good at and grew to love.
“Any idea you have in your heart, that’s God talking to you. If you think something is a good idea, then chase it. When I first started barbering, people laughed at me, but now I’m completely booked with amazing clients and visit different cities to do my work,” Amedee said.
“I believed in myself and this idea and made something out of nothing,” Amedee said. “Whatever you do, just believe in yourself and prove people wrong, regardless of what they say. Your actions will produce results.”
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