Marlborough- Troi Andrew Young, 55 passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. He was surrounded by the love and light of his family at Marlborough Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of Saara M. Seppanen-Young, mother, Barbara Shefton, brothers Henry Young Jr., Steven Young, John Lewis, Marcel Young; sister Tracy Gilchrist; daughter, Amber-Mosca-Young, grandchildren, Layla Mosca, Elijah Martinez and Laylani Arnold, several cousins, aunts and uncles. Troi is preceded in his death by his father, Henry Young Sr., and brother James Lewis Jr.
Born and raised in Boston, Ma, Troi was known as the Hair Maestro, being one the first black men to break into this industry in the late 90’s, early 2000s. His creative endeavors began on Boston’s Newbury Street beginning at Eco Centrix Salon, Salon Highlights, Avanti Salon, Salon Marc Harris, Toscana Salon and Day Spa- to name a few. Troi’s unique technique was highly respected and brought him into work for the production of the Lion King Theatre, the movie Southie, and stylist for The New Kids On The Block. Many runway models, worldly clients, flying him to meet them to attend to their styling needs who he loved very much dearly. Troi was a a trainer for up and coming stylists since the 90s, maintaining his legacy and teaching and sharing his innate wisdom. He kept the legacy alive and expressed the importance and cultural significance of the deep interconnection among the crown, hair and legacies. His wisdom will live on in the hands of the stylists he bestowed among them. These kind creative folks are among those who were blessed to be in the presence of his fierce and passionate love of his craft.
Troi had a love of life loudly. He lived hard, laughed hard, and truly loved seeing those around him having a wonderful time. His passion other than styling hair was snowboarding, weightlifting, mountain biking, cooking, dancing , and traveling. He was out going and the life of the party. His impact on those that crossed his path would create and spark a fire in their lives by his contagious smile, infectious laugh, brightening everything in the room.
He cared deeply for his family, and his friends and was the creative thread which held a connection among himself and the people he cared deeply about. Troi was a strong, yet gentle. He was a kind, loving soul. Many lessons can be learned from Troi’s spirit. His essence will continue to live with us all, and perhaps silently teach us at the same time. The importance of connection, love, passion, and the necessity of beauty, balance and harmony to preserve what we have all been given, is a reminder to care for our bodies and soul. Remembering Troi and how he loved being vulnerable, yet being courageous to love life to its fullest, are examples that he wishes for us all. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, ask for guidance when needed, learn to have compassion, for ourselves and those around us.
Remembering Troi, how he showed up in the world, are lessons awaiting us all. Embrace the strength, and gentleness needed to experience joy, peace, serenity and beauty. Living unapologetically with balance, strength, and gentleness in all of our relationships. Troi loves all of us deeply and his warm love will live on with us, and shine through generations to come. May our wisdom continue to spread through his legacy and may his love touch us all forever.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the TROI YOUNG FUND. Which is accessible on his Webpage at gf.me/u/zfw5zg