Ahmad Harb, at just 24 years old, is the founder of ExecutiveStyles, a premier lifestyle and haircare brand that has been the official haircare sponsor of several of the largest and most prestigious fashion events in the nation, including LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week and our very own local Phoenix Fashion Week. Learn more about rising star Ahmad Harb…
Hometown: Dearborn Michigan
First job: I was working at a flea market at 16, I would go booth to booth to see if they wanted to order food from the cafe. Then after that job I would work at a car wash called Magical Touch in Dearborn.
Favorite Arizona restaurant: I would honestly have to say Sushi Roku, and it’s not because everyone goes there. It’s because their California rolls with a little cream cheese are probably the best ones I’ve had.
Person who has impacted your life the most: There are actually 2 people that have made a serious impact in my life – my buddies Melhem and Parsa. I was homeless and job less, living in my car in tempe. Parsa Gave me a room at his penthouse in Tempe for basically nothing. Made me feel like it was my house. Gave me business advice and was mentally there for me as a friend without judging me. Melhem and Parsa were good friends as well, Melhem treated me with nothing but respect. He helped me open my first studio salon. Gave me 500 bucks for the deposit, and said kill it. Moral of this is that it wasn’t about money. They’ve been out of The US for about 2 years now, and I promise they are still considered my 2 most looked up people in my life.
Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: Getting up everyday and trying to make my vision ExecutiveStyles happen. I am very blessed to work on making my idea come to life every single day. In 2018 Executivestyles was in every major fashion show in the United States and a part of the Paradise Challenge in Jamaica.
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: my own insecurities and to stop caring about what others think of me.
Someone who inspires you: My uncle Habib, my mom’s oldest brother. My mom passed away when I was younger, I didn’t get close to my uncle Habib until a few years ago. But he is by far the hardest working man I know and I consider him to be my father. Coming from a big family, mu uncle took responsibility of 13 siblings because my grandfather died at a young age due to the war in Lebanon. He was able to bring his whole family to the states. And if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have such a huge and successful family in Salt Lake City. He inspires me because he truly shows me everyone can be a leader in their own way.
Favorite quote: My favorite quote at the moment is “Trust The Process.” Why? Because if you stay positive throughout whichever situation you’re in and work hard to make it happen by believing in yourself, to me that is the process. It takes a lot of time and struggle, but if you get through it, the outcome is happiness.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: It’s fun, expensive and depressing at times, but if you are willing to be judged, degraded, devalued and told you’re crazy, I promise you the positives are limitless.
What you think makes someone fabulous: I think everyone is Fabulous in their own way, it could be book smart, street smart, creativity, being an athlete, artist, or having a family.
Learn more about Ahmad Harb’s story and ExecutiveStyles at executivestyles.shop.