I opened Freshly Faded because I wanted to add something new and different to the community. Growing up in the 4th district of San Diego I wasn't really exposed to live instrumentation or art. There were plenty of sports to play but never did I get to see an art show or go to a place where I could see a band perform. It wasn't until much later in life that my appreciation for art and music grew. My goal is to expose the people in my community to things they've never seen or heard before. As a young business owner, I feel obligated in a way to create something positive in a world over flowing with negativity. It's up to my generation to help create a renaissance to combat all the negative stereotypes that are associated with urban youth. Although hosting an event at the shop, after cutting hair all day, can be exhausting. I will continue to go hard and give 100% to the people that I love and the community that supports me. Thank you to every artist and musician who has ever been involved in one of our art shows or live music events your energy and time means more to me then you know.