Shear Haven

Shear Haven LogoShear Haven is an initiative of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, co-founded by Nashville-based salon owner and stylist Susanne Post.  A survivor of domestic violence, Susanne is committed to educating the community on the signs of abuse and the resources available to help women and men who are victims. This domestic violence education program equips stylists with the knowledge and resources to recognize the signs of domestic violence, successfully navigate conversations with clients who may be in danger, and pass along tools that can help them get to safety.

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is proud to partner with BARBICIDE®, one of the most iconic brands in the beauty industry. In October 2020, The company began hosting our online Shear Haven training on its website.

Take the Shear Haven ONLINE TRANING hosted by BARBICIDE® here. 

Read about the launch of this training in the beauty industry trade Behind the Chair. 

Listen to Shear Haven co-founder Susanne Post on the HandsomApp podcast here or read the story here.

To schedule a virtual Shear Haven training for Nashville / Middle Tennessee-based salons, please contact James Raymer via email. 

View a recent Fox 17 Nashville report on Shear Haven here or a NewsChannel 5 story on this initiative below: