From West Palm Beach, Florida, Parker didn’t start off with cosmetology school, like most people in the hair styling business. He finished his bachelor’s degree in sculpture first. This proved to be a nice enough entry point to the world of hair dressing, as he attended the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy after moving to Florida. He had the pleasure of meeting acclaimed hairstylist David K. in Florida and went on to become his star pupil. In 2003, Parker entered Klinger Advanced Aesthetics and became the first one to graduate from that institution’s highly esteemed but rigorous education program.
Parker has worked on the sets of several magazines, such as Rolling Stone, New Beauty, and Guitar World and has had several experiences with several theater and even television productions. He now works for two salons, alternating between Gloss Salon in Boca Raton and Salon Mucci in West Palm Beach, both located in sunny Florida.
Parker is one of the contestants in Bravo TV’s Shear Genius. This second season of the reality show features 12 gifted hairstylists from all over the country who vie for the ultimate title of ”Shear Genius.” It also looks at what happens behind the scenes of competitive high-end hair styling.