About the Owner
Meet Eric Norris – President of NG Salon and Tonsorial
NG Salon and Tonsorial was founded in 2007 by president Eric Norris. He’s a 1995 graduate from Mable Bailey Fashion College School of Modeling and Cosmetology, and a 2013 graduate of Rivertown School of Beauty, Barber, Skincare and Nails.
Norris started his journey to become a master barber in childhood when he convinced his mom to buy him a set of clippers so he could cut his brothers’ hair. Attending the barbershop with his Dad also caught his eye. Norris says he remembers the barber dressing nicely and thinking it was a cool job – he spoke up and talked with the location about his interest and they helped set him up with a local school, Mable Bailey.
There, Norris met his wife, Tatum, who was also in training to become a cosmetologist. At the time, he said it was risky to get married while both pursuing careers that offered few benefits. This prompted him to go back to school and accept a job in Interventional Radiology at Columbus Regional Hospital (now Piedmont).
However, Norris still had aspirations to own his own salon and get back into cosmetology. In 2007 that came to light with NG Salon, of which he took 100% ownership in 2008.