Nat “The Bush Doctor” opened his first shop in 1969 when he was 23 years old. It was called Nat’s Hair Care Clinic. When Afros first came out, people were just wearing them natural and it put a lot of people out of work. Nat's idea was focused on how to treat the hair, not just cut it. He got the name Bush Doctor because he called himself the Hair Doctor. When the Afro came out and he started styling it, the neighborhood started call him the Bush Doctor.