Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship

  1. #CreateGoals
  2. #FollowThrough
  3. #BeHumble
  4. #GiveBack

Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.*

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Kristina, of Elite Barber Parlor, is pictured above carefully servicing a client. Elite Barber Parlor offers shampooing and conditioning as one of their services.  (Photo by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.)

Christopher Diaz, owner of Elite Barber Parlor, actively seeks out ways in which he can not only better himself, but the community and really the world.

Christopher has five kids and his greatest hope of all is to just be a good role model for them.

He hopes that his past mistakes can inspire them, and others, to stay positive and strive for success.

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The Elmont Excelsior’s “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship” series features practical business advice & lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, as told by business owners in the Elmont community. (Photo by Joseph DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.)
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Words & photos by Joseph DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Products appear courtesy of Elite Barber Parlor Inc.

“If there is anything I’ve learned,” he told me, “It’s that if you can be as consistent in doing something wrong and turn it into something good, you’ll be successful.”

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I asked Christopher if he could share with me what steps helped him to achieve his success.  He told me you have to “Create goals.  Follow through. And to be humble, open minded, and willing to give.”

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Master Barber, Chris Diaz, of Elite Barber Parlor, is pictured above offering a free haircut to a Veteran as part of a goodwill initiative with the Long Island Barber Institute.

Christopher tries to make a positive impact whether it’s helping veterans, the homeless, teaching, his contributions to Milady textbook, his patents/inventions or his hair products.*

Here’s what he had to say about how Elite Barber Parlor started to feature hair care products:

“Many men and woman rather go to a barber shop and receive a haircut, and shampoo their hair when they get home,” Christopher said in an interview with Billionaire Entertainment Magazine. “The major problem was that many clients dealt with certain issues such as oily scalp or even dry scalp conditions and were clueless on how to take care of the disorders.

‘Which shampoo is for me?’ is the real question!!!

Surprisingly I found that many of my clients were extremely satisfied with the product and their conditions had lessened as the weeks went on.

People in general will use the shampoo that is in their bathroom and not think twice if that would be the correct shampoo for them.

I decided to follow through with the shampoos and a conditioner that will help eliminate disorders so people can have healthier hair.

I also have serviced many clients with folliculitis (ingrown hair) and they expressed to me the discomfort of the disorder so I also spoke with my chemist, he insisted for me to allow him to create a bump treatment that will help eliminate the uncomfortable feeling of ingrown hairs, that also received great feedback!!!”

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Elite Barber Parlor, located at 1485 Hempstead Turnpike, in Elmont. Be sure to stop by, and tell them The Elmont Excelsior sent you! (Photo by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.)
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Words & photos by Joseph DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Products appear courtesy of Elite Barber Parlor Inc.
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Words & photos by Joseph DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Products appear courtesy of Elite Barber Parlor Inc.

Many thanks to Christopher Diaz for reaching out to us and for setting a high bar for our “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship” original series.

All products are featured courtesy of Elite Barber Parlor, located at 1485 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, and are also available for purchase inside the shop and on EliteBarber Parlor’s website: http://elitebarberparlor.com/collections/all.

Joe DiDomizio is a Full-Time Marketer and a part-time Photographer. The Elmont resident visited Elite Barber Parlor this past summer. For inquiries of photography services, email josephdidomiziophotography@gmail.com.
Joe DiDomizio is a Full-Time Marketer and a part-time Photographer. The Elmont resident visited Elite Barber Parlor this past summer. For inquiries of photography services, email josephdidomiziophotography@gmail.com.

Lastly, thank you to our guest contributor, Joe DiDomizio, for his excellent writing and top-notch photography. Without him, this collaboration would not have been possible!

Connect with Joe — https://josephdidomizio.wordpress.com/. For inquires of photography services email josephdidomiziophotography@gmail.com.

Connect with Chris Diaz & Elite Barber Parlor — https://twitter.com/EliteHairNYC

Stay tuned to see which local business owner we feature next in our exclusive series, the “Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship.”

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