Both locations will be closed Monday, July 4.

So You Want to Own a Barbershop/Salon

Mon, Jul 18, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Start + Grow Your Business

Interested in starting your own barbershop or salon in the Champaign area but not sure where to start?

Join a panel of successful entrepreneurs and listen to their journey, how they got established, and best tricks in the biz! This presentation will feature a time for a live Q&A and networking.

Presented in partnership with the Champaign Center Partnership.

About the Panelists:

James Buford is the owner of G.A.S (Grown and Sexy) Barbershop & Hair Salon. Grown and Sexy is a diverse, warm, and inviting environment offering services for all types of hair and has been a CU staple for 11 years.

Ausharra Knox opened Beard Culture Barbershop & Gallery with his family in June 2021.  Since opening, they have been featured in the News Gazette, Smilepolitely.com, and was awarded the 2021 Buy Black Chambana Business of the Year.

Start + Grow Your Business Workshop Series:

Starting or growing your business? Champaign.org/launch


Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B


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