Raised in a single-parent household in Seattle, Washington, Dre Brown and his mother struggled financially. As a kid, he was not thrilled when his only Christmas gift one year was a hair clipper! The clipper immediately went in the back of his bathroom cabinet. Yet, at an early age, Brown learned the value of a haircut. His mother could only afford to get his haircut once a year, and Dre was teased and his self-esteem suffered. In 2018, Brown opened Mug and Mane with one chair, one mirror from his apartment, and his mom's clipper. He went on to cut hair for the San Francisco 49ers. He’s able to provide backpacks, cleats, and free haircuts for children in need, and now dreams of owning more shops and creating a barber school.