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February 12, 197»
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UNC student Brooksie Harrington is
all loiiles here a« Ment “designs” his
hair. GUda looks on.
We don’t take your money to take
your hair... Juggy
Afro and Hair Creations
By DAVID SQUIRES
Editor in Chief
There sits a unique young business on
the outskirts of Chapel Hill; a rather
tidy place where a guy can go for a
But Juggy’s Afro and Hair Creations
is more than just a barber shop.
Moreover, most of its customers are
“Over 95 percent of our customers
are women,’’ said owner Thurston
“Juggy” Ivce Evans Jr. “We don’t take
your money to take your hair. We are
the hair specialists, hair creators, hair
At Juggy’s. one can get a permanent,
curly permanent, blowout or just a
simple haircut, among other things.
Juggy’s is anomally in that it is one of
the few places in the South-eastern part
of the country that specializes in Black
"Most of my customers come from
the triangle area. Some come from
Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham and
other cities, but many come from small
places like Pittsboro.
"We have many regular customers
who come from as far away as
Charlotte and Wilmington,” Evans
said. He said about 10 percent of his
customers are students.
Evan’s shop sets on the lower floor of
a building on Merrit Mill Road, not far
from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
It IS a sparkling clean place. Its walls
are adorned with numerous mirrors.
The place is run very efficiently and
The atmosphere is so pleasing, one
will sit back and relax while he enjoys
his haircut and almost forget his bill.
The least expensive thing one can get
is a haircut. $8.00. It used to be $5.00,
but all of the prices were raised in
“According to national standards,
our prices are cheap.” Evans said he
could sense a small decrease in
customers when he raised the prices.
“But it was a certain type of customer.
We picked up a certain type of client
also, the kind who says ‘no matter how
high prices go up, I still want the best.’”
Evans added that his percentage of
student customers didn’t drop with the
price increase. “It’s the same as with
any other product. People wiU say ‘if
this product costs more, it must be a
According to Evans, the shop brings
in about $2,200 per week. His staff
consists of two receptionists, one
maintainance person, three hairstylists
Ment. Gilda, Bill and himself who also
When Evans graduated from Swift
Creek High School in Nashville, he
moved to Washington. D.C. where he
stayed for six years.
He enrolled in a vocational school and
learned the trade of cosmetology. “At
first. I was just a regular barber. Then,
times changed and people started
wearing Afros; and women started
wearing various styles of hair. I had to
change with the times.” he said.
He said he went to a lot of seminars,
hair clinics and workshops and learned
the various techniques of Black hair
When he decided to enter the hair
care business in 1975, he did a national
survey of the market and found that the
triangle area. (Durham. Raleigh and
Chapel Hill) was the best place to start
a business both geogrpahicallyand
“1 also found that during that in
flationary period. Chapel Hill was the
better city of the three. There was more
money circulating in and out of Chapel
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Ptietet by OavM R. Squirt*
The “Bushmaster Master,” himself,
Thurston Lee Evans Jr. (Juggy)
washes a customer's hair.