Barbershop health app
Andrew Suggs’ father suffers from chronic health conditions that likely stem from years of drug abuse and neglecting his health. His issues led to a medical emergency requiring prolonged hospitalization that cost well over $1 million. Because of this experience, Suggs sought to help black men like his father improve their health and seek preventive care.
Suggs founded Live Chair, a barbershop that leverages the power of the trusted barber-customer relationship to overcome health care inequities that have caused gaping health disparities for black men. Equipped with a blood pressure monitor and driven by purpose, Live Chair barbers empower, encourage and enable their clients to better manage their conditions and live a healthier life. Suggs is a Claflin University graduate and former Claflin basketball player.
He’s a successful salesperson for a major sports franchise and a Fortune 100 company. He received his MBA in 2017, shortly before launching Live Chair.