My name is Jonathan Erik Turner.
I’m from a small city called riverside, California that is about 50 miles south of Los Angeles. I had no idea I would ever be doing hair for a career, I kind of stumbled on it by accident. My best friend Jake (shipwreck) was my barber at the time and I was being an annoying client complaining about my job. He encouraged me to become a barber because thought I would excel at it. I picked up my first pair of clippers on July 26th, 2016 and started working in a salon December 9, 2017. I wanted to tie my childhood love of photography and attempt to create strong imagery of my haircuts and I truly believe that is what helped me excel in my career. After being featured by @instagram in April of 2018 my online career started to blossom and I began to put myself out in the public eye. For my birthday that year I hosted my own hair jam with friends that I truly believe in until this day. I draw inspiration from all my peers in the industry. But, I mostly am inspired by my city and the simplicity of it. It’s rugged, authentic, and not over thought. I try to utilize the same attributes to hair styles. I don’t aspire to ever be a shop owner. But, maybe one in the immediate future I can open a community space that I can create haircuts and color out of. But, it would primarily be a positive place to host other young creatives in my area and help inspire them to be nobody but their beautiful selfs. Because that’s all I ever aspire to be. The best version of myself.