About Sharon

Sharon Traylor is co-founder of Roots Hair & Soul. Sharon grew up in Chicago and moved to Fargo almost nine years ago. She explains that she moved her and her family to Fargo for a change. You can often find Sharon spending time with her family, cutting hair, or painting. 


Sharon is North Dakota’s first black woman barber. She co-owns Roots Hair & Soul, alongside Brenna Fisher. Sharon has been a master barber for five years. On the side, she sells her paintings and cuts hair at the Cass County Jail.


About Roots Hair & Soul

Roots Hair & Soul is a barber shop and salon located in Fargo. Sharon appreciates bringing the community together. She does this by hosting community events. 


“Our company is about serving the community. We host events like hair shows, open mics/spoken word, barbeques, hair classes, yard sales, volunteering, etc.”


Sharon enjoys supporting other businesses. When asked how the community can support Sharon and Roots Hair & Soul, she explains, “The way the community can help support us would be to spread the word about us. Coming to our events or networking in ways that we can support one another. Let us know your needs and we can see how we can assist on those. Talking to us about your needs with hair needs or concerns.”


Readers can learn more about Sharon and Roots Hair & Soul by visiting their Facebook and Booksy

Tresa Wickenheiser

Tresa is the Marketing Intern for Emerging Prairie. She is currently a Communication Studies major and Marketing minor at MSUM. Tresa is passionate about connecting with others. She is looking forward to learning more about the community that EP is building through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, trying new coffee shops, and hanging out with family and friends.