• Lauren Michael

Black Owned Businesses: Sporty Cuts

Updated: Jul 30

This is Dray! Owner of Sporty Cuts in Irvine, CA. I visited his awesome barber shop + salon a couple weeks ago and took some photos for him as part of my mission to support black owned businesses in Orange County. You can read about that here.


Dray has his Masters in education and has been a master barber for 20 years!

He has owned Sporty Cuts for 11 years and is also the owner and coach of Sporty Elite- a youth basketball league with 3 different teams.


He also offers a barber apprenticeship at his shop!


Some things that really stuck out to me about Dray are that he was extremely welcoming and open. He knew ALL of his clients and even clients that came in that were there for another barber.


Dray says, “I run my business with heart”. And he loves helping uplift his community. I can absolutely attest to that. When you meet him, you can tell that he truly cares.


I had an incredible experience while there chatting with him and his clients. We had very open discussions about race and the movement now. I am changed from these talks.


I cannot wait to continue supporting black owned businesses in my area!


Also, Dray is hiring! - Receptionist - Barbers - Hairstylist

If you would like to support this business and get an amazing cut by a great man, visit Sporty Cuts




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