Robert Brown is a local business owner and 20 year resident of the Sacramento area. A native of Jamaica, he migrated to the U.S. when he just 9 years old. Raised by encouraging parents who stressed the importance of a job well done, he brought with him a solid work ethic and a strong sense of community. Rob is a devoted family man, a successful business owner, and a concerned community leader.
Rob greatest enjoyment comes from spending time with his family - wife of 15 years and business partner, Tracy, and their 4 children. Rob and Tracy work together to inspire each other, personally and professionally, and are equally committed to parenting. Rob’s duties as “Superdad” include coaching the kids in sports, tutoring their academics, and fostering their sense of community. The lesson that Rob most hopes to impart on his children, by his example, is that perseverance pays off, and education is key.
In 2004 Rob obtained an AA in Administration of Justice from Sacramento City College. He completed barber college in 1997 and opened his first full service salon the following year. Rob and his wife currently have 2 full service salon locations in Sacramento and Elk Grove, employing 20+ employees. Recognized by Sac Cultural Hub and KCRA as a leading salon in the area, and featured in the Sacramento Observer as a predominant African American owned business, Another Look Hair Salon’s successful business model has been replicated by up and coming salon owners throughout the country.
Rob sees his business prominence as a platform to launch awareness of community issues, including those related to health. Since 2009, Rob has participated in the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program, a national program that brings awareness to diseases that are prevalent in the African American community. Rob also helped to establish “Project Uplift”, the first mentorship program in the Sacramento City Unified School District exclusively made up of African American male professionals dedicated to working with African American high school students. Rob was awarded the “2010 Mentoring and Coaching Award “ by the MLK Celebration Committee and is the organizer and leader of a neighborhood watch program in his area.
Rob’s dedication is premised on the notion that “Each one, teach ten.” He knows that in order to be an effective part of the solution to the vast array of issues facing our society, his efforts must be multiplied. For him, it is imperative that responsible, capable community members use their resources to reach as many as possible. Rob doesn’t believe that he is doing anything phenomenal by working to create a better environment. For him, being good is commendable, but only in doing good does one truly make a difference.