The story of Erik Roberto, who thought winning multiple awards and establishing himself as Manhattan’s top hairdresser wasn’t enough. And went beyond.
It was 17 years ago when Erik Roberto left his home country for the city of New York. And it was in New York where he set up his barbershop, a barbershop that is said to be one of the best, no less! His talents certainly have not gone unrecognized, he has won first place in several barber competitions including the prestigious CT Barber Expo challenge.
But it is not just awarded that showcase Erik’s talents. He also holds to his name the title of being the first barber in the world to venture into Scalp Micropigmentation. If you are unfamiliar with the procedure, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a process that recreates the hair follicle in areas where hair either doesn’t grow very much or doesn’t grow at all. Some people use this method as baldness treatment, others to treat alopecia or scars. As Erik says: ‘It is a great pleasure to be able to please our clients,
meet their needs and at the same time suggest what works best for them. That has been our success in the American public, knowing how to handle all types of scalp.’
The achievements don’t stop there either, as Erik also co-founded Gerow Hair Ink, somewhere that can be found in Manhattan NY. If you were to visit, don’t be surprised if you saw someone familiar, as plenty of famous names have commissioned his acclaimed hair transformations along with thousands of other satisfied members of the public. This business is recognised in countries such as Brazil, United Kingdom, Poland and the United States for its high- quality standard of hair treatments.
Erik is a native of the city of San Pedro De Macoris in the Dominican Republic and has showcased a lot of hard work and determination throughout his career. He has even gone on to be the winner of the Hair Battle Tour in Boston and the Barber Shop Connect in New York. These two popular competitions create a lot of buzz within the industry and
it is no small feat to be a winner. It is true to say that the hairdressing industry is a competitive one, with no shortage of amazing talent being added to the pool every year, but Erik easily stands out from the crowd with his skill set and achievements.
If you would like to find out more about Erik Roberto and also the SMP procedure, as well as perhaps the clinic itself, you might like to visit Erik’s Instagram page where he makes regular updates. The future should be exciting for the SMP industry and Erik too, and it will be very interesting to see where they go from here.