“I want to say wrong time, wrong place,” these are words spoken from 16-year-old Cameron Tucker, who was suspended one day from Renaissance High School after he was caught cutting hair in the school restroom. Tucker was busted cutting a classmates’ hair in the bathroom during study hall by a teacher who just so happen to be passing by the men’s bathroom. Tuckers mother Cassandra was called shortly after to come pick her son up from the school. An administrator from the school told Cassandra, “We need someone to come pick up Cameron, he’s running a barbershop out of the third-floor bathroom. There’s line in there, hair all over the floor. He’s got his whole setup in there like on the movie ‘Barbershop.'”
According to Fox 2 News, Cameron caught the barber bug this summer from his uncle. He got motivated and began cutting his younger cousins’ hair, his friends’ hair and even his own, in order to save some money. Cameron reached out to his Uncle Tuck to teach him the fundamentals of cutting a fade. His exact words to Cameron were, “I’m going to show you one time. I’m not going to show you again.” Soon after, Cameron began posting before and after pictures on social media of haircuts he had done for football teammates and his cousins’.
Since the story broke, Cameron has become one of the city’s top young barbers barbers. His clientele now includes celebrities like Jalen Rose, Big Sean, Dwele and former Detroit Lions Joique Bell and Reggie Bush.
Cameron returned to school on Monday minus the clippers. He said that while he was walking toward the office, facility and administrators were praising him for his “hustle'” just wasn’t the appropriate place for it. He said he learned his lesson, but will continue to perfect his craft of cutting hair.