Shabba Parker

by Terry Watson | March 12th, 2016

Shabba Parker (Photo by Mykel Media Company)

Shabowanna Parker aka “Shabba” is a native of New Jersey. Now living in Raleigh, N.C., the entrepreneur chose to step out on faith and opened Naveah Designs Hair Studio.

She began this journey at a very young age while working under the guidance of Tim Johnson of Tim Johnson International Studios. While working under his leadership she began to cultivate the gift that she already had inside of her which moved her from being a receptionist to an Assistant.

During this time she was able to gleam from fellow stylist Tonya Montague, Alnita Johnson, and Angela Griffin while perfecting her craft. She was very persistent and driven to pursue her passion and soon furthered her knowledge of healthy hair care by attending Sherill’s Beauty School. She completed her cosmetology license in 2010 at Mitchell’s Hairstyling Academy.

Shabba has used her chair as a place to minister, not only to the healthy aspect of her clients hair but as a place where the broken have found God and where able to be healed. Transformation has taken place both on the inside and outside at Naveah Design Studios.

Once Shabba received her license, she felt empowered and determined to make a difference in the lives of others that walk through the doors of her studio. She has also created an event just for the younger ladies that is held at Naveah Designs Studio the second Sunday of every month. This event is geared towards building their self esteem, and teaching them how to be a Princess. These young ladies have a chance to be pampered by licensed professionals from head to toe. Since this is a community event various entrepreneurs and community members also sponsor young ladies to attend as well.

Shabba realizes that she could not have done this without God, but also having a strong support system. Shabba is married to Tracy Parker that has been with her through every step of this journey. From their union they have four beautiful children including Hasan, Caleb, Jalen and Trecinda. Shabba says that with God all things are possible, but you have to believe.

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