Derek Harris, 34, the son of Larry and Sherry Harris of Barbourville and the late Connie Harris, graduated from the Tri-State Institute of Hair Design in London in November 2014.
During the ceremony, Harris was named Top Student of the Year and Most Outstanding Hairstylist of the Year.
Harris is a 1999 graduate of Knox Central High School and attended Union College and Eastern Kentucky University.
He was joined at his graduation by his parents, his sister Chloe (14), who is currently an eighth grader at Knox County Middle School, and his son Brayden (18 months). Harris is also the brother of Dr. Kelli Mathew, of Lexington.
Harris is currently working out of Studio 23 in Pikeville and is accepting new clients. Call (606) 454-3300 for an appointment.