4MAS has become one of the best grooming service providers in the country.
Our carefully chosen and highly trained staff is here to exceed your expectations. The same goals go for our elegant products dedicated to guests comfort and our devotion to innovation and artistry.
We’re focused on making your day and continually raising the bar.
We are also proud to define 4MAS’ mission of ethical and sustainable business practices by maximum customer satisfaction and hearty recommendations.
4MAS Grooming is committed to keeping the modern man looking his best at all times. From our signature CutBrush and classic straight razors to custom made clippers and minted aftershaves, we have all of the bases covered with our full list of professional salon products to ensure that you look and feel great.
We are on a mission to show that salons aren’t just meant for women, since men need expert styling and proper skin care too. Our expert stylists and barbers have tremendous experience in the industry and know exactly what it takes to keep a man properly groomed and looking good. When you come into our salon, you will be treated like the exceptional man that you are.
Meet The 4MAS Team
CEO & FOUNDER
Marrico Simpson was born and raised in a rural, low poverty area called State Line, in Waynesboro, Mississippi. From childhood, Marrico struggled with a severe speech impediment that challenged his confidence and caused others to dismiss him. He was often picked upon and even bullied due to this, making him a laughing stock before his peers.
But Marrico was a born fighter. Not only would he stand up to bullies in physical fights, he also constantly challenged himself mentally and refused to give up. Though he was an average student in school – regularly scoring C’s, with B’s and A’s less frequently – he always did his best.
After finishing high school, he joined the US Navy when he found out he could no longer pursue his dream to play college basketball.
Military Career and Business
Marrico’s early career in the military was a struggle due to his immaturity as a teenager. As a result, he was labeled a problem and even faced early dismissal from service due to his actions. But after timely advice from good mentors and leaders, he was able to turn things around and soon settled into his military career. As he grew, Marrico matured and excelled at an extremely rapid rate, allowing him move up rapidly in the military rankings. Although he continued to face obstacles with his speech, Marrico never stopped proving doubters wrong. It was this resilient attitude that would see him start his first business as a young man of 23.
In 2011, Marrico established Cut N’ Shears Beauty and Barber Salon with the help of co-partners at the time. This was a dream come true for the young man who had first been introduced to the barbering and hair industry at age 11 by his friend James Williams and his Aunt Belinda. After being introduced to the industry and learning the craft, Marrico would develop a deep passion for barbering and over a decade later he was able to pursue this passion while still serving in the military.
He didn’t stop there. Just a year later, Marrico went on to open the first barber school (CNS Beauty Academy) in Suffolk, VA at the age of 24. After receiving his Barber Instructor license, he expanded his knowledge and became a Cosmetologist Instructor a short while later. Although he continued to struggle with his speech, Marrico was still able to touch the lives of others by adding value to those under his leadership in the military and his businesses.
In 2015, Marrico was discharged from the military due to a chronic kidney disease that had taken its toll on his health, causing him to become unfit for duty. After his release as a Disabled Veteran, he turned his full focus to his businesses. He has continued to work hard despite his health issues, speech impediment and full-time studies, first at Old Dominion, and then at Regent University, for Biblical Studies and Theology.
In 2017, Marrico stumbled upon the idea that will lead to his first invention when he was teaching a student how to perform a self-cut. The student had an issue with holding traditional hair clippers to self-groom. As Marrico was teaching the student, he mentioned, “you cut your hair in the same direction you would brush it… just imagine a clipper blade being in a brush.”
These comments birthed the idea of the CutBrush, a combined hair clipper and brush that makes self-grooming easier, and also has applications for pet grooming. On considering the idea, Marrico found, to his surprise, that there was no such product listed anywhere. Therefore, he applied for a patent, and after more than two years of waiting and denials, he eventually secured the patent in November 2019, becoming a certified inventor.
4MAS Grooming Inc.
In 2018, while his product was in the Patent Pending phase, Marrico established his third business, 4MAS Grooming Inc. – a Beauty and Barber retail business that manufactures and distributes a wide range of hair care products. The company is named after Marrico’s three daughters, whose names – Mallori, Madilyn and Maci A. Simpson – make up the MAS acronym. Marrico says this is because “I want to leave a legacy for them, similar to how Andis, Wahl and many other companies have done for theirs.” While 4MAS Grooming Inc. is fairly young in the grooming industry, the company, which is the world’s first black-owned clipper manufacturing company, is fast rising. The company’s leading products, including the CutBrush and hair trimmers, are being sold across the US in physical stores, the company’s website and Amazon.
Marrico’s effort and drive is undeniable as he has faced, and defeated, numerous obstacles and setbacks on his journey towards success. He strives to show others that they too can do whatever they set their minds to, regardless of the obstacles or challenges in their way. He gives much praise to his Lord and Savior, family and supporters.
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