The Gene Young Award 2017 Recipient

Dave Diggs & Barbers Inc.

Dave Diggs is a barber on the International Education & Style Team for Andis clipper company and the owner of The Barbers Inc Barbershop. His multi racial background has made it natural for him to understand, relate to and execute styles and hair trends for all ethnicities. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area (San Jose, CA), Diggs hair industry endeavors have taken him internationally. Originally an engineering student at San Jose State University, Diggs changed career goals three years into earning his Bachelors degree.

Graduating from San Francisco Barber College in 2010, Dave has quickly earned respect and praise from industry leaders worldwide. In May of 2016, Diggs established a digital media production company,, to provide photography, videography, graphics and social media management for businesses and professionals.

He is the author of Social Media Strategies For Barbers And Stylists, producer of the award winning documentary "The Barbershop Diaries", producer of the 4 part barbering educational DVD series "#Faded Barbering Instructional Series", producer of the iconic "Interview with an Icon" series, and creator of the iPhone and Android app "Dave Diggs Barber Academy". His current clientele includes major actors, musicians and professional athletes, elevating him to "Celebrity Barber" status.