By Emily Nadal
Lenin Sánchez has lived in Washington Heights his whole life.
Except for the two years he spent at boarding school in Georgia as a teenager.
It was at the all-boys high school that he picked up hair cutting.
“I just winged it,” said Sánchez.
He found willing would-be clients among his fellow students, especially those whose hair texture proved a challenge to manage for local barbers.
“[They] would end up having patches in their hair,” recalled Sánchez. “It started bothering me.”
While he had no formal training, he was convinced he could do better.
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