William A. Guthridge Jr., founder of Sir William Hair Design, began cutting hair at the precocious age of 13. His interest in the hair world stemmed from his grandmother and uncle who were a hair stylist and barber, respectively. He credits them with passing down this natural gift, but he knew he’d still have to work hard to carefully hone his skills. Born and raised in New Jersey, William graduated from Smith’s Institute of Cosmetology with the honor of Top Male in Vocational & Technical School.
Over the course of his career, William has worked for and managed several hair salons as well as represented companies such as Soft Sheen-Carson, Inc., for Carefree Curl and Avlon Industries, Inc. for Affirm in New Jersey. In 1989 he relocated to Florida to become an independent barber/stylist and claim the “Sir William” name. There, he took on roles with both Nexxus, Inc. and Design Essentials© while working in and managing upscale salons. After 12 years, Sir William left behind another solid clientele base to become an Arizona resident due to his wife’s job transfer.
Now with over 25 years in cosmetology, Sir William has had the opportunity to be regularly featured in several well-known hair publications including Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care GuideTM and Hype Hair Magazine. He has also serviced and maintained notable clients such as Phillip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Colonel Charles Cooper, an original Tuskegee Airman, Ronnie Anderson, a retired wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, and the G-Unit entourage with 50 Cent himself.
Sir William Hair Design, Inc. services multi-cultural women, men and children and specializes in precision cuts, relaxers, body waves, texturizers, quick, cap and sew-in weaves, eyebrow arches and hair coloring. Additionally, Sir William provides skin care education for men and women. On a quarterly basis, Sir William Hair Design, Inc. in conjunction with Eighty-IV Design Group hosts the highly popular “Fresh off the Press” event, an exclusive photo-shoot experience with full hair and make-up treatment provided. This event is made available to Sir William clients and the general public alike.
Sir William would like to offer you his professional care. Weekly maintenance plans are available for routine hair care and special pricing. Call today to experience The Royal Treatment!
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