Lorraine Gritten, Master Barber
For 32 years, Lorraine Gritten has been in the barber/beauty industry. Thanks to her mother who owned a Barber College in Waco, TX in the early 80’s. She has the honor of being one of few female barbers in the State of Texas. Her career began shortly after finishing the 8th grade where she was introduced to the art of barbering, during her junior year she attended beauty school and finished her barbering hours allowing her to receive her barber’s license at the age of 16. She has owned many successful salons, spas, and shops throughout the years. Her passion is to educate and share her knowledge.
Now more than ever men are into grooming, especially when it comes to their facial hair. We see more men sporting fuller beards, these fuller beards require a free-hand approach of which is not commonly taught in Beauty Schools today. She owns Champions Barber Academy in Waco where she is also a Barber Instructor.
Paula Wilson, Barber
Paula wants to be your barber and she is very meticulous with her barbering skills. Her specialties are men’s straight razor shaves, beard trimming, cuts and hair removal (eyebrows, ears, & nose). She is also passionate about working out and staying healthy. The most important client is the one sitting in my chair and each client is treated with that kind of respect…
Paula has been with Champions since 2014 at the very beginning of its creation. Paula sets the example of what a Champion should be and we are proud to have her on our team.
Ashly Tomchesson, Barber
Ashly has been with Champions since mid 2018. She is not only a great barber but she can hold a great conversation. Her smile is infectious and her work is on par. That might be why its best to book in advance with Ashly. She is another great reason we can call ourselves Champions.
Coral Gonzales, Barber
Mid 2018 was a time of rapid growth for Champions. During that time this pistol joined our team. Her smile will warm your heart. Her hair stylist/barbering skills will win you over. Coral is one of the hardest workers you will ever meet. She is determined to give you a great shave, hair cut and customer service. She is a true Champion.
Kelsey Abel, Barber
Kelsey has had a passion for men’s grooming since she started cosmetology school 9 years ago. After graduation and working at a salon for a few years she quickly switched to a shop and fell in love with the culture. She enjoys a wide range of different men’s hair cuts, styles and beard sculpting. Her specialties include skin fades of any kind; specifically high and tights, tappers, and head shaves. However, she also enjoy trendy hair cuts, such as comb-overs, pompadours, hard parts, etc. If your really up for something different ask for her. One thing she does love is being able to use her artistic abilities at the shop, but at the end of the day no matter what your style is Kelsey is always happy to take care of you.
Eric Long, Barber
at the Downtown Location
Eric is a former native of Waco. After spending years in Arkansas, Eric and his family decided the time was right to return. He has been a barber for over 3 years and is very talented and diversified in many styles and cuts. Eric joined our team mid-2019 and since has proven himself to be a Champion not only behind the chair but also in life. His smile is welcoming and skills are spot on.
Cameron Capps, Stylist
Cameron has been in the industry for over 14 years. He is very passionate about the craft and is always looking to improve. As a father of 3 he knows he needs to keep healthy so that’s why he has also been involved with CrossFit for the last couple years. Come see Cameron for all your hair style needs
MeaShea Collins, Woodway Stylist
Mea Collins come to Champions with years of experience. She is a great men’s stylist and a joy to be around. Her clients love the attention she gives and the work she performs. If you looking for a new look or just want a great hair cut. You can not go wrong with Mea.
Charley Goble, Brand Ambassador
Charley started out as a client of Lorraine Gritten back in 2016. She helped Charley achieve the beard he desired. How long has it taken him to grow that beard you ask? Five years. Currently, it is 33 inches long and he has no plans to stop. He competes locally and nationally in beard completions. By the way, he wins 99% of the completions he enters. Charley Goble is Champions Brand Ambassador and is the face of the logo of Champion Beard products. He is instrumental in the creation and development of Champion Beard products. Stop by and meet Charley. He would love to chat.