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.