Omaha Embraces Sisterhood With Its First Black Woman-Owned Barbershop

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afrotech.com - (Photo/Twitter) Women’s History Month may have concluded, but Black Girl Magic is still alive and well.Shannon Jackson made history in the Benson neighborhood of Omaha, NE by opening Heavi Hitters – the first Black fully woman-owned and operated barbershop.“We’re all different ethnicities, and we’re all women,” said Alia Jackson, a cosmetologist and professional makeup artist.“It’s given our clients, a different perspective of life, being in a male-dominated world,” hairstylist Ayanna Carfield said.According to local news outlet, KETV 7, the full-service barbershop has seen consistent growth since opening in 2019. Because of that rapid growth, Heavi Hitters ran out of space, which led to their move to their current spot-on Maple Street in the Benson community.Jackson and her team of cosmetologists are making sure that their space is inclusive for all no matter their background. This level of inclusivity is seen even in the type of services that Heavi Hitters offers.

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