To Top

Hidden Gems: Meet Waverly Willis of Urban Kutz Barbershop

Today we’d like to introduce you to Waverly Willis. 

Hi Waverly, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
My mother used to cut my hair, and she get a terrible job at it; all the kids Would laugh and point fingers at my Haircuts. One day I asked my mom if I could cut my own hair and unfortunately, I got the same results. But life with anything You practice, and you get better. The same kids that were laughing for the same kids that started asking me to cut their hair. Today I am the owner of 3 urban Kutz Barbershop and A Barber instructor at Ohio’s largest Barber college 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road as I am in recovery. I battled severe homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction for many years. I am 17 years clean and sober now, and I live my days doing my best to live out a promise I promise that I have with God 

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Urban Kutz Barbershop Has 3 locations on Cleveland’s West side. We pride ourselves on our diverse staff and clientele and clientele. We have people from various backgrounds, ethnicities lifestyles. We have been ranked & voted Cleveland’s best Barbershop 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc.?
Prisoners of our thoughts 


  • 40$

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Instagram: UrbanKutzBarbershop
  • Facebook: UrbanKutzBarbershop
  • Twitter: UrbanKutz
  • Youtube: Urban Kutz Barbershop
  • Yelp: Urban Kutz Barbershop

Suggest a Story: VoyageOhio is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in Local Stories