‘A welcoming environment’: Black-owned hair salon ‘Beauty and Designz’ opens at Headington Hall |

Robert Hundley

A new Black-owned hair salon has opened at Headington Hall.

Co-entrepreneurs Natasha Coleman and Tracy Holman make up two of the a few individual staff in cost of Beauty and Designz Studio Lounge, together with stylist Ebony McCloud.

“Expect a welcoming natural environment,” Coleman explained. “We will greet you with welcoming faces.”

Coleman explained she wishes the studio to be a spot exactly where customers can occur to “decompress from the exterior entire world.” She mentioned that the conclusion to phone the salon a “studio lounge” experienced to do with their plans for the salon’s stress-free setting.

“We want, not only the pupils, but also the outside local community to be ready to come in … and rest for a little bit,” Coleman said. “We want our shoppers to be capable to speak to us about everything, not just as cosmetologists and barbers.”

Attractiveness and Designz values producing positive that every client is “happy and contented.” Coleman stated she desires just about every client, “blue, yellow, pink, purple, white, (or) black,” to have “the most effective assistance we can provide.”

Coleman stated that there is a lack of salons like hers in the local community.

“Especially in Norman and Moore, we never have lots of salons open up that tend to cater to ethnic hair,” Coleman claimed. “They can not genuinely obtain anyone to are inclined to their curls.”

The choice to open at Headington Hall took place when a consumer of Coleman and former OU alumna attained out to her.

“She reported OU preferred to support Black-owned businesses,” Coleman claimed. Coleman then took the concept to her business associate, who agreed to the endeavor. “It was a battle. Blood, sweat and tears were being put into this company,” claimed Coleman.

Beauty and Designz experienced a smooth opening in December and will be getting their grand opening in February.

“I simply call it ‘Paint and Virgin Sip,’” said Coleman. “We will have our brand on canvases for men and women to paint. The ideal a person will get a T-shirt and we’ll dangle it on the wall.”

Paint & Virgin Sip” will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 5 and is open up to the community.

Coleman invitations learners who may possibly be intrigued in being a stylist to “just come look.” She explained that the studio is seeking for more barbers and stylists. 

“I am a licensed instructor, so if any learners are fascinated in turning into an apprentice … or if they have their license presently, arrive look at it out,” Coleman explained.

Beauty and Designz Studio is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Customers can find booking on the web, along with the studio’s selling price list.

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