Did you know that Morrocco Method is a veteran-owned business? Before becoming The Hair Shaman, Anthony Morrocco served in the United States Navy.

At the age of seventeen, Anthony obtained his parents' permission to leave school and join the military (the military was happy to take on young men before they were eighteen back then, they knew war was on the horizon).  War was declared shortly after he graduated from boot camp in 1961, but instead of going to Cuba with the rest of his platoon Anthony was shipped off to Port Lyautey in Kenitra, Morocco—all because someone in D.C. thought the idea of someone with the last name Morrocco being sent to Morocco was funny!

After arriving in North Africa, Anthony served at Comnavacts Mediterranean Station where he was tasked with guarding the Mediterranean from Russian invasion. During his eighteen month tour of duty in Morocco, he was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class as a journalist and gained top security clearance. He also toured several countries in Europe and served as a journalist for the on-base newspaper and radio stations.

He returned to the United States in 1963 and was stationed in Norfolk, VA. Choosing to move on to his next adventure, Anthony did not re-enlist and was honorably discharged the following year; the same year he became an apprentice at Kenneth’s Hair Salon.

His time in the Navy afforded Anthony a chance to see new places, meet new people, and hear new ideas that weren't common in the West. It changed his life and shaped the person he is today. 

Freedom isn't free. We're thankful for all of those who have served and are currently serving, and we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


If you want to read more about Anthony’s experience traveling with the Navy, check out his e-book The Escape Artist.