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PROFESSOR DEVIN ROBINSON
 

Devin Robinson (known to many as Professor Devin) is a native of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, a US Army Airborne Paratrooper veteran, business and economics professor, and author of seven books. He is a well sought after speaker on black business and community development. After experiencing a threatening experience in 2005 while shopping in a Korean-owned beauty supply store, he decided to open his own beauty supply store. Once he was able to get pass industry obstacles, he opened two other locations in Atlanta, Georgia over the next 18 months. His store motto and success secret, “Treating You With the Respect You Deserve.”

After realizing his experience was larger than the community his stores were serving, in late 2007, he decided to sell his barbershop, salon and retail chain to, on a full-time basis, help other aspiring owners get into the business. By 2008, he founded Taking it Back University, an educational institute that educate aspiring entrepreneurs on how to successfully open stores, avoid industry pitfalls and avoid losing money while doing it.

Professor Devin appeared in the “Black Hair” documentary as a store owner in March 2007, which led to him writing the book “Taking it Back: How to Become a Successful Black Beauty Supply Store Owner” in November 2007 selling over 25,000 copies independently. He has appeared in many publications, to include Ebony magazine, and is a recurring guest on the nationally syndicated “Michael Baisden Radio Show.”

In 2010, Taking it Back University rebranded into Beauty Supply Institute, which lead to it expanding into international countries. Later that year in 2010, the company held its first Beauty Supply Entrepreneurship Conference in four different cities attracting attendees from across the United States. Under Professor Devin’s leadership, Beauty Supply Institute trains thousands of entrepreneurs annually in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, London, Canada and The Netherlands. Beauty Supply Institute has become the number one resource for beauty industry entrepreneurs’.

Professor Devin continues to serve as the publisher of Going Against the Grain Publications and as the President and Program Director of Beauty Supply Institute.

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