Nick Mathurin: The Young Barber with a Plan

Published by Tierra Ola on

Nick Mathurin: The Young Barber with a Plan

Many say, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

This is especially true for young entrepreneurs like Nicholas Mathurin, a 22-year-old Haitian-American who also identifies as Nick, Nicky Trippy and Dr. Trippy.

Mathurin is a hands-on entrepreneur who holds different occupations like being a self-taught barber, photographer and fashion blogger. Although he seems like the man with a plan, it didn’t start that way.

Switching his major from nursing to finance, Mathurin decided to branch out and finance his dreams.

“I was in the nursing field because I didn’t want to be in the medical field, but business has been my passion since the beginning. So I just made the switch and now I’m into business,” said Mathurin.

With 12.6 thousand followers on his Instagram barber page, he is best known for his crisp, creative cuts and is truly handy with his clippers.

Mathurin further elaborates on what led him to become a barber.

22-year-old barber Nick Mathurin consults with 24-year-old Braelin (sitting) before lining him up.
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“What really led me to [become a barber] is other barbers messing up and it was also just a different hobby that I picked up. Plus, I just wanted to do something different, and at the time, I was really doing it on the side to just get some extra income,” said Mathurin. 

Despite it starting as a side hustle, Mathurin dedicated his time and effort to honing his skills by watching YouTube, and his drive doesn’t stop there.

When asked what keeps him motivated, Mathurin explains, “It’s really my family. My family is my biggest motivation. I just want to do better for them, especially being where I came from and [the] things that have happened in my life just really kept me motivated.”  Many people are still discovering who they are and what they want to be.

Unfortunately, most are told to find careers or jobs that will ensure a financially secure future rather than investing in their dreams. Why not aim for both?

Mathurin advises new business owners to take a chance on their passions and try.

“Just jump and do it. Don’t overthink it, you just gotta do it. You know, if you’re able to find the help that is necessary, then just do it. At the end of the day, we can all assume that we’ll fail or state that it’s not going to work, but if you just give it a try, you could at least see for yourself,” said Mathurin.

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Due to COVID-19, businesses were forced to close either temporarily or permanently. Yet, Mathurin manages to keep his business afloat and explains how you can follow your dreams even when the odds seem against you.

“At the end of the day, you have to find your passion. You have to find what you love and do what you love doing, And that’s how you’ll end up enjoying the things you want in life.” 

Young adults usually find themselves through their morals and dreams but are discouraged by others who believe that they always know what is best for the younger generation. 

Nevertheless, you have to follow your gut. Once you’ve found something you’re good at or something that you love, do your best to hone your craft and invest in yourself.

Avant-Youth's Tierra Ola interviews 22-year-old Nick Mathurin about his professional passions and ambitions. Photo courtesy of Braelin.

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Tierra Ola

Tierra Ola is a dedicated writer and journalist with a habit of preparing and collecting facts to deliver the truth. Whether she is blogging or reporting, Ola finds writing to be second nature and peaceful. Currently attending Georgia State University, she is majoring in Journalism and plans to obtain her Master’s degree by 2025. One of her biggest goals in Journalism is to write and create a documentary that will expose corruption and become a novelist at some point.


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