Entering its third week, the “Local Business Spotlight” column continues to showcase local businesses in Richmond County each week. The question-and-answer format, presented by the RO and contributor Cleve Baxley, aims to highlight what local businesses are doing in the community. With the RO being a large supporter of small businesses, it encourages you to nominate a local business to be featured in this new weekly column.
Below is the conversation between Baxley and Daniel Sweatt, the owner of Headline Studio and stylist Kelby Caulder:
Where is Headlines Studio located?
Headlines Studio is located at 234 East Franklin Street in uptown Rockingham.
How did you get the idea to start this business?
“Every shop I had been in just wasn’t the right fit for me,” Sweatt said. “I wanted the best for me and my stylists, so I decided to have my own location.”
How many stylists do you have at Headlines?
“Five, including myself,” Sweatt continued. “We have Kelby Caulder, Angel Robinson (coming in November), Crystal Bacon, and Delia Sosa.”
What services do you provide your customers?
“I provide designer haircuts for men,” Sweatt said. “I also do facial waxing , color, perms; pretty much everything can be done by our teams of stylists.”
What do you enjoy most about being a barber shop owner and stylist?
“I enjoy getting the opportunity to change people’s lives,” Sweatt noted.
What is something you would like for people to know about your business?
“Some other barber shops or salons are just trying to get you in and out really quick,” Sweatt explained. “We want to take care of you. We want to make sure you have the best service out of any place you have ever went. We are all about quality.”
“One thing we do is we keep up with the latest styles and most businesses do not do that,” Caulder said. “We are more up to par with this generation. We work with all generations, too, but we focus mainly on ours.
“We like for people to feel comfortable as soon as they come in,” Caulder continued. “We usually have some music playing that most people like to listen to. We will offer them a beverage; just make sure they are happy as soon as they come through the door.”
Headlines Studio is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.