- Shaun "Lucky" Corbett, a North Carolina indegene has opened his own barbershop called Da Lucky Spot Barbershop
- Shaun turned to selling drugs at the age of 12 and ended up being jailed many times
- In 2010, he saved up enough money and managed to buy a shop located inside Walmart
- Corbett made history as the first Black entrepreneur to ever do this
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Despite having spent time in jail, Shaun "Lucky" Corbett, a 40-year old ex-felon turned his fortunes around to become a thriving professional barber and entrepreneur.
From Charlotte, North Carolina, Corbett has opened his very own barbershop called Da Lucky Spot Barbershop.
Located inside of a Walmart store, Blackbusiness.com reports that Shaun has made history as the first Black entrepreneur to ever do this.
From selling drugs to turning his life around.
Shaun turned to selling drugs at the age of 12 not knowing what he wanted to do at that age and has since had a long record of criminal charges.
He finally realised that he didn't want his life to go down the drain, but finding a job became a challenge as a former felon until he got a job at a local grocery store.
A determined Shaun enrolled in a barber school in 2005 and subsequently worked at a pizzeria to cover his $10,000 tuition.
However, he almost quit when his old friends made fun of him and were calling him "pizza boy", but he kept going.
The following year, Shaun became a full-time barber with his own chair.
In 2010, he saved up enough money and managed to buy the shop where he worked and converted it into his first Lucky Spot shop on North Tyrone Street.
More than just an entrepreneur
Da Lucky Spot has become more than a shop. It now serves as a space for community programs.
In September 2019, people from the local community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Da Lucky Spot Barbershop, and Walmart presented him with a $25,000 check that would go to his non-profit program to help more young men go to barber school.
Shaun said during his speech for the grand opening, "Every time that you see that name and that logo inside of Walmart, you're going to know what it stands for."
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