Hair Stories Episode 4: Creating An Inclusive Salon Experience

Written by SalonCentric TeamJun 13, 2023

Read time 5 min


The new season of SalonCentric’s Hair Stories video series is here! If you enjoyed last season’s conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion across beauty and culture, then you’ll love what’s in store for season two.

Join hosts Kareema Wilson, SalonCentric VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Dr. Bertice Berry, sociologist, bestselling author and lecturer, for a special discussion with Kate Jude Spata and Blake Reed Evans on creating an inclusive salon experience. Both beauty pros share how they’ve created salon business models that are inclusive and accommodating to LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients. Spata (They/Them/He/Him) identifies as a queer trans hairstylist and barber whose service is neurodivergent-friendly, Queer-/Trans-/GNC-friendly and prioritizes accessibility. Evans is a hairstylist and owner of Shear Art Salon in Tampa, FL, SalonCentric #ItTakesAPro Team Artist and Redken Artist who uses a gender-neutral salon service menu.