Barbershops and Salons Archives

August is Black Business Month – conclusion

September 2, 2021

In the conclusion of our salute to Black Business Month, we turn our attention Black-Owned Barber Shops and Salons. I am drawn to an article published by NBC News entitled: “Black Barber Shops and Salons: Safe Havens for Cultural Chats.” (1) In the article, it noted that barber shops and beauty salons aren’t just small… [Read More]

Honoring Black History Week #2: Black Owned Barbershops & Salons

February 11, 2021

Since the turn of the 19th century, beauty salons and barber shops have served as special places among African Americans. They have been places not only to get hair care services, but locations where black people could talk about issues of importance in the community. There were spaces where customers played games such as chess,… [Read More]