Kumba Brewer is hoping to assist Jefferson Metropolis prospects discover their essence.
That’s the tag line of Brewer’s salon and sweetness provide retailer, Essence, which not too long ago opened at 431 E. McCarty St. Brewer, a current graduate of Lincoln College, stated she has been doing hair since she was a younger teen. On the time, she and her mom had not too long ago arrived in Jefferson Metropolis from the West African nation of Liberia to affix Brewer’s father, who was already within the space.
Brewer stated after they first arrived, it was powerful to afford the identical issues as different women her age, comparable to getting her hair performed professionally, because the Liberian greenback was value a lot lower than the American greenback. (Present change charges present one Liberian greenback as being value about 58 cents in American foreign money.) So she needed to learn to do her personal hair, she stated.
After some time, Brewer stated, individuals started asking her to do their hair, and her enterprise started, rising out of her condominium and into the salon now situated on East McCarty Avenue.
“I made a decision to get a spot of my very own,” Brewer stated, noting she opted so as to add the sweetness provide after realizing how typically she was recommending merchandise to purchasers.
Brewer hadn’t at all times deliberate on staying in Mid-Missouri — actually, she typically talked about leaving as quickly as the chance arose, she stated. However after staying within the space to attend Lincoln College, she stated she now feels that it’s residence.
“I actually don’t wish to go away,” Brewer stated. “I’ve traveled to totally different states however I nonetheless really feel, like typically I cross the bridge and it’s like ‘OK, I’m residence.’”
Brewer emphasised her objective as a salon proprietor is to make sure everybody, and all kinds of hair, is welcome in her enterprise.
“We settle for everybody,” Brewer stated. “We are able to repair something.”
Even the decor is supposed to assist purchasers really feel extra at residence, Brewer stated, noting she’s tried to include extra rustic options as she units up the shop.
Brewer stated she is also presently on the lookout for extra stylists to affix her workforce, particularly those that can braid. She stated she would like to see extra stylists who can do braiding within the space and has even contemplated instructing others the ability to assist improve the choices out there in Mid-Missouri.
For extra data on Essence Salon, to e-book an appointment or inquire about hiring, contact the enterprise at 573-338-2719 of comply with them on Fb at Facebook.com/napihair.gal.94.
Farmers Financial institution of Lohman to host grand opening at Route C department
Although the brand new department of Farmers Financial institution of Lohman has been open for multiple yr, the official grand opening is ready for Saturday.
The department at 8711 Route C opened in February 2020, however a grand opening was delayed on account of public well being issues surrounding the worldwide pandemic. The grand opening and open home is ready for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, with a ribbon reducing at midday.
The Route C department changed an previous one at 2903 Most important St. in Lohman, which didn’t have room for an ATM or drive-up service, each of that are on the new department.