Devin Ford, Stylist

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Devin Ford | Stylist

Devin followed the college-then-career path he had assumed he would take since a young age, but soon, the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, native realized it just wasn’t the track for him. On a leap of faith, he quit and took a job as a shampoo tech at a prestigious Birmingham salon. While there, he worked his way up from apprentice to management and then to stylist. Today, he’s becoming one of the most versatile stylists in Birmingham, always eager to learn and try new techniques and styles with clients. “Being a hairstylist is rewarding because once you finish with someone and they leave your chair, you know they’re feeling better for the next few hours, days, or all week. That makes the job totally worth it,” he says. Devin has a quiet demeanor at first, but don’t let that fool you. He loves to laugh, is always curious, and will gladly share photos of his cats, his pug Ryuk, and his stepdog Dexter.

If you weren’t working at Hairfolk, what would you be doing? I’d probably be working with historic homes and restoration.