A New Front Against Domestic Abuse: The Hairstylist’s Chair

Written by Christine Hauser of the New York Times. Read the article in its entirety here. In the two decades that Angela Smith has been a hairstylist in Chicago, she has heard countless intimate stories from the women who have sat in her chair. Most times the banter is carefree. But sometimes, there are whispers […]

ShearShare is “So Cool,” a Mix of Entrepreneurship, Corporate Experience, & Tech

Shaquita Graham, Founder of BlackTekLab.net, debunks a few myths on building success and discusses what it means to be a smart “business builder” and how that relates to technology. In the second segment of her video podcast around minute 5:15, Ms. Graham takes a look at our cofounders, Dr. Tye & Courtney Caldwell, creators of the new […]

ShearShare: From Humble Beginnings to Disrupting the Beauty Space

Written by Philip Bennett on November 17, 2016 It’s magical to watch new companies share their brilliant ideas and compete. There’s almost nothing more uniquely human than taking an idea and turning it into something real — and that’s what nearly 50 startups at the Tech.Co “Innovate and Celebrate!” event did. The Tech.Co Startup of […]

Startup Spotlight on ShearShare, Cutting Edge Beauty App for Stylists & Salon Owners

Article originally posted by inDinero’s Melissa Hollis to Customer Spotlight, Case Studies ShearShare’s Story ShearShare, like most great business ideas, originated at the intersection of expertise and necessity. The ShearShare mobile app helps barbers and cosmetologists find open booths to work while salon owners turn their empty chairs into extra dollars. What started as leveraging their personal connections between beauticians and […]

Operation Destination: Building a Tourist Clientele

by Marco Pelusi, reprinted from this site When your salon is located in or near a travel destination, it makes sense (and cents) to become a “must-see” attraction. You also have an advantage of attracting traveling hairstylists, traveling barbers, traveling makeup artists, etc., to your salon or barbershop. Be sure to become a host and […]

ShearShare is a “Simple, Great, Well-Put-Together App”

The team at Minority Java is on a mission to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and minority entrepreneurs. In its October 2016 issue, ShearShare is named a “Top Black App.” Thank you, Minority Java! Watch the app review here:

ShearShare Wins Tech. Co Startup of the Year 2016!

At this year’s Innovate! and Celebrate, McKinney, TX-based startup and YC Fellow ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after semi-finalist competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year race, ShearShare convinced judges that they deserved the top spot […]

Meet the Women Founders of Tech. Co’s Innovate! and Celebrate 2016

Written by Conor Cawley, Reprinted from http://tech.co/women-founders-innovate-celebrate-2016-09 Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! A successful startup ecosystem is not exclusively defined by innovative products and revolutionary services. A truly impressive ecosystem is one that is inclusive, diverse, and overflowing with unique […]

Why Cosmetology and Barbering are Favored Occupations

Did you know? People share more with their hairdresser or barber than they do with their counselor or psychologist. The global beauty market is worth an estimated $265 billion USD. (That’s billion with a B.) In 2012, U.S. barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists held about 856,200 jobs. Nearly half were self-employed. The number of U.S. industry operators […]