Maker: Shannon Skinner- Hair Artist at Salonki
My passion for what I do comes from the feeling of connecting with individuals from all walks of life and allowing them to feel a sense of comfort, warmth, acceptance , love and safety. I use my skills and art that I have been blessed with to help my clients look in the mirror and feel their best selves.
I am driven by the need to have an open , non judgemental, non sexiest , antiracist, non prejudice space to express myself and for individuals to express themselves and to change the negative experience the Afro , Indigenous, LGBTQ communities have had in salons.
Through the pandemic I have continued to keep connecting with clients through all the social platforms. I have also done at home contactless delivery of products and checking in with clients via zoom. I am empowered by other strong women in the community whose values and morals align with my own.
It’s is important to support local makers because it allows us to build our local economy. It allows for local character and prosperity, community well-being and environmental sustainability. It’s a great feeling knowing where and how my food, clothing , art —is made and processed.