Black-Owned Hair Salon Continues to Provide More Diverse Hair Care Opportunities in FM Area

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FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – A black-owned hair salon continues to provide more diverse opportunities for people of color.

“I love making people look and feel beautiful,” said Lavonda Taylor, owner and hairstylist of Royalty Sisters Hair Studio.

Hailing from Milwaukee, Lavonda is putting her stamp on the beauty community in the Fargo Moorhead area.

“I like to see the before and after. That’s my main thing,” she says.

Since she was young, she has been in the business of making people feel and look beautiful.

“I’ve been doing hair for about ten years,” Lavonda said. “Growing up, my aunt always asked me to do her sets of relaxers and rollers.”

Now she has her own salon, which opened in June.

“There were so many people booking. We were overbooked for the first three weeks. We were overbooked. It was so exciting for me. I didn’t expect it to branch out particularly on my own,” she said.

Lavonda hadn’t always planned to open her own salon. She says she began to notice a need within the community.

“I decided to open a salon for biracial and transracial families to help them take care of their children’s hair and let them know they are not alone,” she said.

Now, she says, she is proud to be part of creating a more diverse community in the FM field.

“A lot of people who needed hair were so happy that an African American salon opened,” Lavonda said.

For little girls of color looking to follow in Lavonda’s footsteps, she says it’s important to never give up.

“There is no limit to what you can do in life. Never doubt yourself and keep moving forward no matter how hard it is.

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