Tuscaloosa native Johnny Weatherspoon began cutting hair as a hobby at the age of eleven. Throughout high school Johnny made the rounds from house to house in his neighborhood as well as at Stillman College and the University of Alabama. Johnny’s hobby became a career when he began working at the Wells Barber Shop of Tuscaloosa at age 18. By this point word of Johnny’s barbering talent was spreading fast, and his clientele grew considerably. Four years later Johnny completed his apprenticeship and became a journeyman licensed barber.
In 1992 Johnny opened his own barbershop, Style Connection, at the corner of 22nd Avenue. In 1995 he was blessed to marry Angie Mullen Weatherspoon, who has worked as his business partner ever since. Johnny remained dedicated to achieving full mastery of his craft, earning his Cosmetology License from Shelton State Community College in 2000. Despite Johnny’s expanded skill set, however, his passion for barbering has never wavered, and he has worked actively to pass that passion on to other aspiring barbers in the community and empowering them to start their own businesses. After 23 years Style Connection relocated to its new location on 23rd Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. While the location may have changed, Johnny's dedication to excellence has remained the same.