Meet The Team
Glorivee (Gloria) Ulloa
Growing up, as a young lady, helping others was a very big factor in my life. I realized that there are many who need a positive avenue, career goal, or business to believe in. For myself, being a successful female entrepreneur was always important to me.
I became much more involved in promoting their careers as I saw how barbering improved the life of my eldest son who was having trouble deciding on a vocation after high school. Both my sons found their passions and became well known barber stylists in South Florida. They now manage our family owned Barbershops, have a loyal clientele, make haircuts fun for children and families and give exceptional service.
Thus, began JT’s Cuts Academy, The Barber Academy run by a passionate family who work hard every day to bring quality and opportunity to the community, our daughter has also joined our family passion and upholds the academy with the highest integrity. My intention is ensuring the best academics and practical lessons of the Barber Program while guiding each student’s personal improvement. I believe this dedication is what allows JT’s Cuts Academy to stand out as one of the best barbering schools in South Florida.
JT’s Cuts Academy holds to family values. Very frequently, we go to community events and offer free haircuts to the underprivileged. We feed the homeless with our students, and do many more inspiring activities together.
As we keep up with regulations the governing bodies, we continue to work on our goals to increase our program options since the Barber Program is such a success. Other than the academy location, we have two other barbershops in South Florida and are continuing to grow our family business.
Tranarous Johnson (JT)
Webster’s dictionary defines passion as a strong and barely controllable emotion. Passion is the fire that ignited Tranarous Johnson (JT) into the successful entrepreneur and businessman he is today. From the very young age of 3, JT was granted a talent that would change his life and the lives of many people around him forever. Accompanying his grandmother to beauty school on a regular basis, he carefully watched how she transformed people through her creativity and skill. He knew that her passion for beauty would become part of a legacy that would change his life forever. Although she died when he was only 5, her creativity, ambition and passion lived on through him. JT first started cutting hair at age 10. Reflecting on the magic his grandmother would create for her clients, he tried to replicate her ability. While he had some challenges along the way, his resilience, tenacity, and drive would soon prove to be the success that incited a very powerful and lucrative future. All of this inspired by the passion his grandmother exuded in her trade coupled with his fond memories of their time together.
JT started working at his first barbershop at age 15. As a teenager, JT was diligent about taking feedback, listening to others, and practicing his trade to ensure that he could build wealth and success and ultimately make his grandmother proud. He also used the barbershop to keep him focused and out of trouble. At the very young age of 19 JT opened his very first barbershop. As one of the youngest enterprisers in the grooming and styling space in his location, JT very quickly made a name for himself through his detail orientation, skill, precision, and strategic planning skills. JT was not only a barber, but he had transformed himself into a strong leader with outstanding business acumen. At the young age of 24, he opened his second location and within months, his sales were at the same level as his first established entity. JT was and continues to be a game changer and a powerhouse; nothing can stand in his way. Success and influence are his trademarks.
Today, JT continues to manage two very successful shops. He and his very talented and focused wife have also opened several technical academies where they teach young men how to achieve their passion and bring others a sense of pride and self-love through the art of grooming. As a father, influence in the community and a stellar businessman, JT continues to lead by example, inspiring even his sons and other young men on how to create successful businesses but most of all serve others JT is transforming students and young men into leaders. He really embodies the essence of a cutting-edge professional.
Director of Education/Lead Instructor
Hello, my name is Michelle. I have been in the cosmetology and barbering industry for about 12 years. I began my career as a cosmetologist in the Bay Area of California, after some time I was also intrigued in becoming a barber. I passionately love what I do. I was grateful to have the opportunity to become a cosmetology and barber instructor at the same school where I was taught. I eventually relocated to the South Florida region where I was approached to teach the barbering program at JT’s Cuts Academy, that had just been opened by Ms. Glorivee and Mr. JT. Seeing how hard they work with the students and staff in ensuring real hands on preparations as well as it being a close family owned barber academy was definitely a plus for me.
I absolutely love the rewards of teaching what I know, one-on-one, to passionate students from all backgrounds and life stories. I too have a passion for all parts of the industry but, I would have to say that I have a true passion for mentoring and helping my students advance as they move through the program, the industry, and in life. Having that opportunity is what I love most about working at JT’s Cuts Academy. Everyday I’m excited to guide them as they grow into future barbers.
My purpose is for every student to launch themselves into a career with full confidence in their business as a barber.
Chief Accreditation Liaison Officer
Student & Financial Services