Afro hair salon was the only salon that provided black women with the same haircut as their white counterparts.
It’s also been the only barber shop that was open at all times.
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The black hair salon in South Carolina was open all day and night.
Black women made up 13% of the population there.
The barber, a man named William Thomas, said he was hired to “make a change” in the industry.
“It was a job for a reason,” he said.
“I didn’t have to change a thing.
I just did my job.”
The barbershop was open during the day and closed at night, but it also offered haircuts for women of all races.
The women in the shop looked up to the barbers.
“The barber was a role model, and he was the one who made me feel good about myself,” said Cari A. Wilson, 33, who works at the salon.
Barber William Thomas says he’s been a barber for 30 years.
“I have a long history with the barber,” he told Axios.
He said he has seen firsthand how a black barber can make a difference.
“They don’t have a lot of money, and they don’t get the recognition that they deserve,” he added.
According to a 2016 survey by the Barbers Guild of America, black barbers made up less than 10% of barbers in the U.S. It found that African-Americans were about three times more likely than white barbers to use a cutting board.
The barbers’ business model has evolved over time, and now many of them have to make a living at the expense of black women, said Charles H. Wilson III, a barbers association vice president.
Wilson added that black women who are tired of the white men in their lives will turn to a bar of their own.
The Black Barbers Association also said that barbers were working with black communities to educate their clients about black women’s hair. “
And you can make an honest living doing that, but the fact is, it has to be done in a very sustainable way.”
The Black Barbers Association also said that barbers were working with black communities to educate their clients about black women’s hair.
As of last week, more than 7,300 Black Barber Members had signed a petition to make the bar in Charleston a “white-owned barbership.”