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?
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.
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?
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?
What’s your favorite local spot in Fargo-Moorhead?
Drunken Noodle, Indian Palace, and Casa Mexico.
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 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.