Fargo Moms to Know: Meet Sharon Traylor!

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Welcome to our Fargo Moms to Know series! We will feature moms right here in our local community to highlight the wonderful things they are doing as mothers, business owners, community members, and friends. If you’d like to nominate someone to be featured in our Fargo Moms to Know series, contact us through the form below! 

Meet Sharon Traylor!

How many kids do you have and what are their ages? 

I have four children 25, 23, 18, 14. sharon traylor

How long have you lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area?

We have lived here for 8 years.  

What do you do for a living?

I am co-owner of Roots Barbershop and Salon in West Fargo (along with Brenna Fisher and Reggie Wilcox). I am a master barber there as well, and sell my paintings on the side. I have also been cutting hair at the Cass County jail for three years now. sharon traylor

What do you love about owning a local business?

I love co-owning a local business because I get to serve the community and build relationships amongst the people I live around. These are relationships that will have good meaning in my life. 

What are your hobbies/what do you like to do?

My hobbies are painting, yard work, photography, and hosting my radio show “Sharing with Sharon and Friends” on Monday’s at 11:30 a.m. on Radio Free Fargo 95.9. sharon traylor

You’re North Dakota’s first Black woman barber – what drew you to that work? 

A fellow barber asked me one year if I wanted to go to barber college because I was inquiring about braiding hair at a local barbershop. I decided to do it, and it was a great decision. I passed the state board exam and have now been a Master Barber for almost 5 years. 

What is one piece of advice you’d give to other entrepreneur mothers?

You are your own motivator. It all starts in the mind; our mindset either holds us back or pushes us forward. Make sure to hang around and associate yourself with people who are where you want to be in life. Make sure to take care of your mind, body, and soul. 

What’s your favorite local spot in Fargo-Moorhead?

Drunken Noodle, Indian Palace, and Casa Mexico.  

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What do you love about raising a family in the FM area?

What I like most about raising kids here is that it’s peaceful and quiet. I am able to focus on my goals and accomplish them with little to nothing coming against me.

Thank you, Sharon, for sharing with us about your life and allowing us to feature you in our Fargo Moms to Know series!

More about Sharon: sharon traylor

Sharon is the co-owner and Master Barber at Roots Barber Shop and Salon. She is passionate about community, and feels she is creating a community that loves its “ROOTS” through her work at her barber shop. Sharon is the mother of 4 kids and is often found painting, cutting hair, or enjoying time with her family. 

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]


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