According to the urban dictionary, “fat” means excellent and “headz” is a group of people who have knowledge.
That helps explain why Clayton barber Darrin Robinson named his shop Fat Headz.
Robinson was 18 years old when he opened his first barbershop, in Queens, N.Y. At its seventh biennial economic-development banquet, the Johnston County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority named Fat Headz its Business of the Year.
Robinson said a mentor encouraged him to leave New York and seek training at Harris Barber College in Raleigh.
Alfreda Bryant is president of the Johnston alumnae chapter. She said Robinson’s “business reflects the image of the award for one who ‘Paints a Bright Picture for the Future’ across Johnston County.”
When not at his barber shop, Robinson volunteers in food drives, back-to-school drives and in after-school programs. He started his business four years ago and says he loves living in Clayton because the town is community focused. He and his wife have three children.
The banquet speaker was Billy Ray Hall, a champion of rural development.
Other businesses recognized were Asset Redevelopment and Maintenance Corp., Devine Destiny Adult Day Care, Stewart’s Optometry Group, Academy of Angels Day Care and Sidewalk Solutions.