Damian Johnson

Damian Johnson along side with his brother Jermaine Johnson founded No Grease! Inc. in 1997. However, their entrepreneurial journey began as early as junior high school when they founded the clothing and apparel company Blackness Inc. The clothing and accessories, which consisted of t-shirts, hats, jerseys, and much more were designed by Jermaine while Damian focused on growing the company through sales and marketing. They continued to fill their duties while mastering the Tonsorial Arts (Barbering) in Buffalo, NY. Their formative business years served them well as No Grease! has 4 barbershops- including an exclusive men’s grooming lounge located at Time Warner Cable Arena home of the Charlotte Hornets, No Grease Mosaic (JCSU Campus), No Grease Unlimited at Concord Mills Mall, No Grease at Carolina Place Mall and managing partner of a “Park West Charlotte Barber College” with over a 100 students enrolled. The brothers have also expanded their brand with NeighborHood Cafe. A place where you experience great food, drinks and music also at the Mosaic Village at JCSU.

Today the Johnson brothers (better known as “The Twins”) have authored a book “Urbanpreneurship” and are sharing their knowledge, experience and story in a Motivational business seminar called Beauty/Barbernomics. No Grease has been featured numerous times in the Charlotte Observer, Pride Magazine, Charlotte Post, Charlotte Business Journal, Creative Loafing and have been the recipient of numerous awards for civic and community evolvement in Charlotte North Carolina.