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July 16, 2020

City in Ohio Welcomes It’s First-Ever Black-Owned Barbershop

Damare Johnson, founder of Beyond Blends Hair Studio in Bowling Green, Ohio

Beyond Blends Hair Studio is making history as the first Black-owned barbershop in the city of Bowling Green in Ohio. The owner, 22-year old Damare Johnson, says he is excited about his new venture.
Johnson recently pushed through with opening the barbershop after the initial opening on May 1 was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. He is thankful for his family who encouraged and supported him in achieving it.

"So this right here is kind of like a milestone for my family. You know what I mean, it would at least set the tone and let people know that even if all the chaos going on there are still great things being accomplished so this a big deal for me. Especially at 22 years old," Johnson told WTOL.

Johnson posted about the opening on Twitter, saying that the shop "represents so much more than just a shop." Several people from the community and other cities congratulated him on the tweet that so far has more than 5,400 likes and 1,600 retweets.

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