Billy Hagwood | 3117 Rogers Rd | Suite 130 Studio H | 919-453-1020 x746
Billy came into the beauty industry later in life. While working as a computer technician in the late 80’s and early 90’s he realized that, to be happy with life every day, he needed a career that reflected and fed who he is was as a person. So, he set off on a journey to figure himself out and find that just-right job. After several years of self-reflection and trying many different industries, he found himself earning his B.S. in Organizational Management from St. Augustine’s College and working towards an MDiv from Duke Divinity School. While at Duke, he served as an intern and eventually took a position with a local non-profit organization providing non-mental health counseling and pastoral care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends. It was there he found himself, his purpose, and his joy.
Unfortunately, when the economy crashed, funding for his position disappeared.
He searched for other ways to live into his purpose and realized that doing hair was a lot like non-mental health counseling, or at least it used to be. With his sights set on blending that sense of community of the beauty- and barbershops of his childhood with the relaxation and pampering of today’s high-end salons and spas, he began his studies at the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill and fell in love with the industry. Since 2010, Billy has worked in private and corporate salons as a stylist, manager, district manager, and educator. In 2014, tHAIRapy with Billy launched with the goal of providing exceptional care and service to every guest at reasonable/affordable prices.
Since graduating from the Aveda Institute, Billy has continued his education taking classes with some of
the industry’s top names including Michael O’Rourke, the Ted Gibson NY artistic team, Wella
International, Johnny B. Men’s Hair Care, Actiiv treatment for hair loss, Matrix, Babe Hair Extensions,
and Regis Corp.
If you’re ready for a change, need to update your look, wondering if you have a “look” at all, or just need a little pampering, call or text (919) 562-9012 or visit www.thairapywithbilly.com to schedule an
appointment. Billy will listen to what you want and need, offer his knowledge and expertise, and work
with you to create a look that just right for you. At tHAIRapy with Billy, it’s not just a haircut, it’s a one-of-a- kind experience!