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Meet Tahki Bannister


Tahki Bannister

Founder/Professional Barber at My Cuts Travel
Hair Stylist since 2010
Joined Silver Screen in 2012

Instagram @mycutstravel
Yelp: My Cuts Travel

Tahki grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he fell in love with the barbershop lifestyle — to him, a barbershop has energy and fills with life as the clients come in and share stories. He’s been crafting his barber and haircutting skills for six years; he attended EA LA Mars Barber College, where he received both his Kansas and Missouri barber’s license. Tahki runs his own business, My Cuts Travel, in addition to working at Silver Screen Salon. Starting his own company has also challenged him to develop fundamental business skills and an understanding of how to scale a company effectively.

He takes great pride in investing in other people’s lives and helping them feel emotionally that they’re worth the life they have. Giving a guy a fresh cut or a new style allows him to do that with his clients. He also loves being able to collaborate with some of his clients, many of whom are talented photographers, video producers, and tech-savvy individuals.

He has extended that passion to helping other stylists and barbers as well, through his Barbershop Tutorials. These educational events are about staying relevant to new styles, cuts, and techniques and he takes great pride in helping his peers expand their knowledge and skill sets.

Tahki enjoys being in the Crossroads and experiencing the life, growth, and energy that happens here — he sees the neighborhood as the bloodline of the city, with the same positive energy now expanding outward to other parts of KC.

Specialties: Tahki is fully skilled to cut a variety of styles, from traditional barbershop cuts with clippers and fades to more technical scissor cuts. He’s also skilled at beard trims with razors.

Fun Fact: The name Tahki was given to him by his parents and represents New Beginnings — because of that, he’s never felt afraid to change and grow.

Favorite Hollywood Star: John Malkovich, for his acting ability and versatility in playing multiple character types. His role in The Line of Fire is one of Tahki’s favorites.