How It All Began…
As Founder of Champions Barber Shops, Miguel takes great pride in what has become a dream come true for him. You can always count on being greeted by him and the staff with a smile upon entering the unique atmosphere of Champions and Champions on High St. “Cutting hair can be tough, but the gift of making a customer fall in love with one’s personality and feel instantly welcome is a blessing from above,” says Miguel.
In 2006, Miguel decided to join barbering school at the Hair Academy in Newark, DE while apprenticing at a local barber shop to further explore his dreams. Three years into his barbering career he had a vision and decided he wanted to give back to the community by servicing local senior citizens on sight. In 2009, Miguel founded On the Run Barber Shop. On the Run was designed to provide a mobile service to local nursing homes, retirement communities, and funeral homes.
In 2010, Miguel chose to venture off on his own and soon after opened Champions Barber Shop, LLC. Through the challenges of the recession which severely impacted small businesses, giving up hope was never an option. By means of Miguel’s strong work ethic and dedication to his profession, he was a firm believer that his hard work would pay off. Just three years later, in January of 2014, Miguel was presented with his next big task. At the age of 30, he successfully opened his second location, Champions on High Street which is conveniently located just 3 blocks from the West Chester University Campus.