Farels come a long way. In 1992, Julien Farel left Lyon, France for Manhattan with only $2,000 in his pocket and spoke little to no English. To build a reputation as a hair stylist, he spent years apartment-hopping in Brooklyn while handling an average of 37 clients per day.
In this short video, Farel explains what drove him as he built his reputation -- and how its helped him keep his business thriving in a competitive market like New York City.
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