Getting to Know: Standard Cuts – Michael Thurman



Caring | Honest | Driven 

“Michael is a true supporter in the things he believes. He doesn’t only talk the talk, he walks the walk.  He is a man of conviction, he believes in providing the best service possible because he knows that the way you carry yourself is a representation of who you believe yourself to be on the inside. “- Josh Snyder

First off, let’s start with your name.
Mike Thurman

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A soldier.

Where did you grow up?
Topeka, KS. 

What was your favorite subject/activity in school?
History.

What is a weird part time job you had in the past?
McDonald’s in High School. 

Favorite movie? Favorite line from that movie?
Godfather – “You have to excuse me. As you can see I have a weakness for my children and spoil them as you can see.”

Got any hidden talents?
I am accurate and consistent at firing rifles. 

What do you enjoy about KC?
The small town feel while still enjoying the big city feel. 

What is the name of your business?
Standard Cuts.

What is your profession? What “do you do”?
Grooming stylist.

How did you get connected with TheHill?
I walked into the The Hill 5 years ago. I was interested in what the whole CrossFit “thing” was all about.

What motivates you in your craft?
The art. And the ability to give people that great feeling of a fresh haircut. I have seen a great cut post someone’s confidence instantly.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about your profession?
The skill level it takes to actually be successful in their profession. And how fun it is to meet new people everyday and talk about that person’s experiences. This introduces a Barber/stylist to many cultures, ideas, convictions and theories.

Anything you’d like to share with TheHill?
I love working out of this facility. While I continue to grow my business I will always have a place with the The Hill.

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