Business Profile: Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon

| March 18, 2015
Jerrell Davenport

Jerrell Davenport

By Jeanie Summerville

Jerrell Davenport is the owner of Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon, located  at 2104 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne, Ind.  The phone number is (260) 456-8994 and they’re opened  9 a. m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays ,  and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays.  

1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this industry?

I’m a professional business man/barber and have been for almost 25 years.

2.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer

As a barber, I service all cultures in hair cutting and razor shaves.  I also have barber supplies.

3.)  What or who was your inspiration or motivation for becoming a barber?

I was inspired by GOD to become a barber.  I wasn’t sure what type of career I wanted to go into and I never intended on being a barber but GOD revealed visions to me in my dreams of my clippers being set up a certain way and I just followed that dream. And, later on, GOD revealed to me that I’m to service people.

4.)  Are there any special training or license required?

Yes.  I attended barber college in Indianapolis, Ind.

5.)  What’s your motto and what makes you unique as a barber?

Our motto is “We Cut It—You Strut It” and what makes my barber shop unique is, I’ve been fortunate to have been a part of old school traditional barbering and contemporary, elegant design through techniques.  So I believe in some of the old school principals of relationships, service and professionalism. And, it’s important for me to credit the late barber Will Anderson because even though I worked with him for only one month, I learned a lot.  He showed me some things, as far as, professionalism, welcoming, creating an environment that’s comfortable and appealing to business professionals and a variety of people and cultures.  I also learned the style of music to play and my good foundation came from working with him.  So the combination of all of this, makes us unique.

6.)  What has been your greatest joy being in this field?

The networking and the all around relations that’s associated with it, we bring people together.

7.)  What was your biggest challenge?

Having all of my booths filled with like-minded barbers and beauticians.  Even at this particular time, I’m seeking barbers, beauticians and nail techs.

8.)  Why should the community support your business?

Because I can be trusted and I have the community at heart.  It’s a place where we can come together to grow and build our community through networking and relationships.  You’re not going to hear a lot of gossiping here because the intention of my heart is to make you feel comfortable while we grow and build.That’s what it’s all about.

9.)  What advice would you give someone that wants to get into this field?

It’s all centered around relationships and you must have a service heart, seek to benefit the craft and benefit mankind opposed to benefiting from it and everything else, will take care of itself.

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