A new shop in town is bringing a bit of culture with a haircut.
Fusion Barber Shop is located on the city’s west side.
“This actually has been planned for a year now, me and Alex sat down and our biggest thing is bringing the culture back to the community,” said Daniel Lopez, a barber at Fusion Barber Shop.
Alex Sierra is an award-winning barber and decided to open a shop in Youngstown. The shop is sponsored by a nationwide haircare line called Elegance.
“We get along with everybody, and we want everybody to come here and feel at home and feel safe and just feel like they can come here and be themselves,” Lopez said.
Lopez said the shop is family oriented and it was important to keep it in Youngstown for the people of the community.
“I grew up here, you know why go somewhere else and why go somewhere else and start over when I planted my roots here and this is where we’re gonna end at. This is where we started at this is where we’re gonna end,” Lopez said.
Sierra has won first place in a number of barber competitions, including winning first place out of 200 barbers in Puerto Rico last year. Recently, he won first place at the 2019 Cleveland Barber Expo.
But the shop itself, is more about family and a sense of community.
“We aim to make people feel at home, feel at peace, bring the culture back to the city,” Lopez said.
Fusion Barber Shop is located at 2711 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44509.