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Profession

Category:
StyleMakers
Occupation(s):
Beauty Shop Owner
Hairstylist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Think Out Of The Box.

Birthplace

Born:
1/22/1965
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
StyleMakers
Occupation(s):
Beauty Shop Owner
Hairstylist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Orange
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Beaches
Favorite Quote:
Think Out Of The Box.

Birthplace

Born:
1/22/1965
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Antonio Darcy Anderson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 22, 1965. Anderson’s parents are Linda Johnson, an Atlanta businesswoman, and Bennie Anderson, an original member of the music group, the Drifters. Anderson’s mother raised their family as a single parent until she married Herman Johnson, who had a significant impact on Anderson.

Anderson graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 1983. He immediately began to train as a hairstylist with Frank Arnold at Arnold’s International in Atlanta, Georgia. While attending school and working full-time at ITE, an electrical company, Anderson also apprenticed with David Fields of Daweed’s Hair Design in Lithonia, Georgia. He trained as well at Pivot Point International System of Cosmetology Science and become proficient as a colorist.

After graduating from Arnold’s International, Anderson performed platform work for Pro-Line International, Inc. as one of its youngest instructors. In 1986, with his training, family support and an established clientele, Anderson opened Styles by San Antonio in Decatur, Georgia when he was twenty-one years old. The salon continues to service clients after twenty years.

In 2001, after his third child Gabriel was born, Anderson, with the help of his wife, Raquel, designed the Gabriel Feeding Pad Break-Away to help parents multi-task while bottle feeding their baby. An appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show landed them a contract with the Babies R Us Company. The Gabriel product line is sold all over the world.

Anderson resides in Conyers, Georgia with his wife and three children.

Anderson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 12, 2006.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Antonio Anderson's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson describes his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson describes his single parent household
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson describes his mother's parenting
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson remembers his mother's spirituality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson describes his mother and maternal aunts
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Antonio Anderson describes his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Antonio Anderson describes his stepfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Antonio Anderson describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Antonio Anderson describes holidays with his family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson describes Englewood Manor in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson describes his neighbors in Englewood Manor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson describes his childhood pastimes
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson remembers his first family vacation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson remembers the Cub Scouts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson remembers D.H. Stanton Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson describes his early activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson remembers his early aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson describes The Move of God Church, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson remembers moving to Decatur, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Antonio Anderson remembers Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson describes his experiences of integrated education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson recalls his family's role in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson recalls the house his family owned in Decatur, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson remembers his brother's teenage misbehavior
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson describes his mother's house rules
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson describes his aspiration to become a hairstylist
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson describes the history and process of the Jheri curl
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson remembers the Arnold International School of Cosmetology in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson describes the Pivot Point International hairstyling method
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson recalls working for hairstylist David Fields
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Antonio Anderson describes his early clientele
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Antonio Anderson describes how he supported himself during cosmetology school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 13 - Antonio Anderson recalls his first competition at the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson recalls founding the Styles by San Antonio salon in Decatur, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson remembers winning the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson remembers winning the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson describes the impact of winning the Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson remembers his platform work for Pro-Line International, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson describes the expansion of the Styles by San Antonio salon
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson recalls his marriage and first child
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson describes his idea for a hair care invention
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson remembers designing a tool to apply relaxer
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson remembers patenting the Quick Dispensary 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson describes the responsibilities of a patent attorney
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson remembers introducing the Quick Dispensary 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson recalls the high production cost of the Quick Dispensary 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson reflects upon the Quick Dispensary 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson remembers inventing a relaxer caddy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson recalls inventing a trash bag dispenser
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson describes the grace period to obtain a patent
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson remembers redesigning the Quick Dispensary 2000
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson recalls the birth of his third child
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson remembers his idea for the Gabriel Feeding Pad
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson recalls the prototypes of his bottle feeding invention
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson describes his decision to manufacture the Gabriel Feeding Pad
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson remembers finding a manufacturer for the Gabriel Feeding Pad
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson remembers soliciting investments for the Gabriel Feeding Pad
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson remembers the American Baby Faire trade show
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson remembers designing the Gabriel Feeding Pad Break-Away
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson remembers marketing his invention to Babies "R" Us
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson remembers being invited to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson describes his appearance on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson recalls securing a distribution contract with Babies "R" Us
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Antonio Anderson describes the impact of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Antonio Anderson recalls being invited to return to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Antonio Anderson recalls emails asking for advice on inventing and marketing
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Antonio Anderson describes the success of the Gabriel Feeding Pad Break-Away
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Antonio Anderson remembers securing a contract with walmart.com
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Antonio Anderson remembers appearing in People magazine
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Antonio Anderson talks about his book and workshops
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Antonio Anderson describes his plans for the future
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Antonio Anderson describes the role of his faith in his success
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Antonio Anderson describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Antonio Anderson narrates his photographs