As chief editor here at emop.blog, I have obligated myself to bring exposure to men of color that are going out day-to-day with the passion and resilience to change the world by their on terms. Every month I have the opportunity to observe as well as interview ebony gentlemen who are doing just that. Not only am I creating a platform for black men to become notice for their positive work, philanthropy and unique prospective on life, but also a home for those to network and draw off of one another for inspiration. Last month we introduced the people to the month of May’s D’erreus Johnson, owner of Greater Level Co. and got over whelming responses and views. This month we wont fall short of promises as we bring you all this month’s Ebony Man of Progression Tosh T. Sevier, President and Founder of Grooming Gods and Feed Albany, Ga..
Not just any Barber, stylist, or entrepreneur, you can add along that list a husband, father, college graduate and just recently a self-proclaimed aficionado. I would like to consider Mr. Sevier the modern-day renaissance man. As a graduated of the HBCU, and my alma mata, Albany State University, Tosh have proven that, not only can you be college educated but a skill trade is possible and could deemed necessary in order for the black man to thrive in today’s capitalist society. There are no limits to what this progressive man can do, giving another thought to 24 hours in a day. We here at emop.blog recently gathered some information on Tosh in order to give you an in depth observation into the fabric of my brother. Enter the life of a Grooming God!
Tosh Sevier is President and Founder of Grooming Gods, a training center for aspiring stylists and for current stylists aiming to strengthen their skill set. Additionally, he operates his own salon, Living Legends Salon where he creates a space where men/women not only get groomed, but where they build and strengthen one another.
Starting his career at the age of 13, Tosh has been grooming since that time. He moved into his first barbershop (Chop Shop) at 17 after being given the opportunity to do so by one of the pioneers in the Albany barbering community, Earl Price. Mr. Charles T. Price also a member of the Price family extended an opportunity to increase his earning potential at the larger branch of the family empire (Price and Price Barber/Beauty Salon). He worked in three of the Price family’s barbershops before opening his own shop. A man of social conscious, he opened his first business, Klippers that Care, a mobile barber shop which catered to the needs of the mentally challenge and physically disabled. Understanding the need to become a full-owner of his own shop, he purchased the FaithWorks Salon and later, opened up Living Legends Salon.
An active member of the Albany and Southwest Georgia community he is constantly found making his community better. (former Downtown Merchants Association President 3 consecutive terms). Tosh contributes to a number of social and community organizations. He is founder of Albany Fashion Week, an annual experience that brings fashion from around the globe to Albany, Ga. Most recently Mr. Sevier founded a philanthropic group Feed Albany Ga. which weekly feeds a host of families and individuals in SOWEGA absolutely free of charge. The feeding program has been meeting the needs of the communities homeless/hungry population for almost two years to date. The LockerRoom Cigar and Social Club is yet another of Mr. Sevier’s entrepreneurial accomplishments providing a members-only entertainment experience for cigar/hookah enthusiasts. He also spends time as a motivational speaker, marketing consultant, entrepreneurial coach, philanthropist and has published a number of articles and commentaries.
Tosh is married to the lovely, Tiffany Sevier, a school principal and has two children, Jazzmine Mitchell and Tosh II He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theatre from Albany State University. He aspires to earn the Doctor of Jurisprudence.
For more inspiration and contact: Follow Tosh Sevier on instagram @iam_livinglegend
Contributor: Tosh T. Sevier
Editor in Chief: Lee A. Prophet