‘Biano’, the SG barber who ‘made the head’ of Rock Post Malone in Rio

Those who accessed social networks this week discovered about the story of ‘Biano’, the barber who reduce American rapper Post Malone’s hair and acquired a $500 tip from the singer, Rock’s attraction in Rio. Few know that he hails from São Gonzalo. Jackson Prado, 36 years outdated, ‘Biano’ married, father of two daughters, and from Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, landed in Gradim neighborhood, São Gonzalo in 2014, to attempt his luck in Rio. Dream was to turn into a DJ, however lack of alternative turned a barber.

“Actually, I’m from Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia. I got here right here in 2014 and this DJ factor did not work. Two choices: keep in Rio with nothing or return to Bahia with nothing, as a result of I left every thing. Gotta come right here. Then I Decided to start out from right here and went to the mall to search for a job”, he defined.

It was in a clothes retailer that Jackson discovered his first job in Rio and have become often known as Bayano, a nickname he adopted in order that prospects would acknowledge him extra simply. With his spouse pregnant with their second little one, the then-salesman anxious about getting one other job and have become a barber. “I keep in mind occurring the Internet and researching: ‘Which career will develop the most in the subsequent few years?’ Then got here an app driver and a barber. Thank God I selected to be a barber”, recollects Jackson with amusing.

Jackson then took a barbering course in 2018 and began searching for work quickly after. The first alternative got here at a salon in Laranjiras, Rio’s South Zone, the place he left Gradim and cycled every day to Barcas. After work hours, he continues the journey, by bicycle, delivering meals for Uber Eats, till the final ferry. Jackson’s hustle was observed by a good friend who advisable him for a job at Barbearia do Zé in Icarai, in the southern area of Niterói, the place he works to today, and was chosen to work at Rock in Rio.

Jackson reduce Post Malone’s hair at The Rock final Saturday (3) in Rio’s VIP area. ‘Biano’, solely went to Rock in Rio with the allowance cash given by the barbershop the place he works in trade for the publicity of his work. What he did not count on was the likelihood to alter his life at one of the world’s most well-known music festivals.

Jackson reduce Post Malone’s hair at the Rock throughout Rio’s first weekend | Photo: Personal archive

According to Baiano, Post Malone was pleasant and requested if he may smoke in the place. Jackson believes one issue that influenced the singer’s beneficiant angle when he tipped her R$2,600 was his charisma throughout the reduce, regardless of not even talking English. All communication between the two was mediated by a colleague at the salon, who spoke English.

“His reduce may be very straightforward. Just take the machine and get down on a comb. The Post Malone reduce lasts 10 minutes, perhaps much less. He’s advised to not contact the beard. Then he will get up, talks to the workers, he has a number of drinks. Another factor. What he needed was to chop his eyebrows. He appreciated it very a lot, as a result of he saved getting up and searching in the mirror, saying, “Oh my God” (my God), thanking me, hugging me”, he stated.

“There was a time after I acquired distracted to take one thing and after I got here again he had his hand out behind him with a cigarette and one thing in his hand. I did not perceive at first, however my colleague stated he was giving it. Me and I It was alleged to be accepted.”, stated Jackson, who initially thought the tip was one thing nearer to R$100, as a result of he simply took the payments and put it in his pocket.

Illustrative image of 'Biano', SG Barber who 'made the head' of Rock Post Malone in Rio

Conversion, the 500 {dollars} paid by Post Malone is equal to R$ 2.6 thousand. The cash was virtually for a small renovation in the kitchen of the home he lives along with his spouse and daughters in the neighborhood of Villa Laga in São Gonzalo. “My spouse complained about the kitchen sink, which was small, and I at all times stated: ‘When we now have some cash left, we modify this sink’, then the tip got here and I stated: ‘This is it now’. Then I purchased a sink, Call, I paid the installer to alter the sink, I modified the cooktop, I purchased some issues for the kids who want it, we even went to a restaurant.

Most of the money went towards a mini kitchen renovation.

Most of the cash went in the direction of a mini kitchen renovation. | Photo: Felipe Aguirre

A curiosity advised by the barber is that, with the response of the case all through Brazil and overseas, some Post Malone followers contacted him to ask if he saved tufts of the singer’s hair and they’d be keen to pay for it.

Now, Baiano desires to make use of all the recognition he has gained in latest days to extend his picture on the Internet, promote his work and, in the close to future, open his personal barber store. Your schedule is full of new shoppers after the truth.

“I perceive that it is a new factor that has exploded, however sooner or later individuals will get sick, so I’m making an attempt to experience the wave as a lot as potential. In truth, each barber goals of having his personal enterprise at some point, I’ll attempt to be acknowledged as a lot as potential, Get my title on the market, enhance social media and attempt to open my very own enterprise later,” he stated.

Bayano, as he is known to customers, became a barber after a failed attempt to become a DJ.

Bayano, as he’s recognized to prospects, turned a barber after a failed try and turn into a DJ. | Photo: Felipe Aguirre

He additionally stated that a number of partnership alternatives appeared after the case went viral on social media. “As quickly as this story aired and after I stated {that a} colleague helped me as a result of I do not communicate English, two language colleges have already contacted me for a course”, he stated.

One of the barber’s plans is to immortalize in the kind of a tattoo the second that out of the blue modified his life. “My thought at this level is to tattoo the greenback as a tip and say ‘Thank you, Post Malone,’ that is it for now, however which will change later,” he concluded.

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