Sylvester K Bailey Jr. (Bailey) is a partner with African American salon brand All Dolled Up Salons and ADU School of Cosmetology. Bailey has spent nearly a decade behind the chair building an exciting portfolio of published works and career in salon management. Bailey found success on the salon floor with a specialization in short cuts and fun looks. His clientele grew quickly and word around town got out about this new young stylist producing cutting edge looks and awesome energy. His clientele roster became full of social butterflies, professionals and hair enthusiasts. He is best known for his entertaining energy and light-spirited demeanor behind the chair.
His hair career started early. He was raised around the salon since age 5. He was reported in telling his mother at this young age that he needed a job. He took on many salon tasks like cleaning and helping clients. In high school and in college he performed barber services on friends and family. After an extended college career Bailey never found that inspiration he was looking for. He attended ADU School of Cosmetology to pursue a potential career in barbering with goals to operate a barbershop.
Bailey knew his purpose was not about self and that to leave his mark he would need to adjust his focus to helping others. He filled this void by dedicating much of his time and efforts to ADU School of Cosmetology. From managing the salon floor at All Dolled Up Salons he saw the need to help stylist in their earlier stages by instilling valuable lessons he had learned from behind the chair. His staple character was his ability to “stay inspired”. At ADU School of Cosmetology he functions as Executive Director and performs many roles in developing future cosmetologists. His daily task includes servicing clients, managing his multiple salon locations, training students and traveling to promote industry education with partners including Design Essentials, Artist House and Orijahnel Makeup Group across the country.
Team B.A.I.L.E.Y. imprint has came about from Bailey’s new focus to educate the beauty world and bring a new inspiration to new and veteran hairdressers who have lost that spark. B.A.I.L.E.Y. stands for Bringing Aspirations and Inspirations through Love! Everyone’s Young! His newest platforms are in arenas of trend cutting and concept creation, salon management, social networking and other internet technologies to connect our industry and share information. Team B.A.I.L.E.Y has been well received and has brought education to Premier Shows Group, Bronner Bronners Hair Shows and other international shows and conferences.