Shawna James-Davis received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the Union Institute and University. With over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Advanced Cosmetologist, Shawna has made her mark in the industry. Shawna successfully owned and operated her own salon for 15 years. In 2012, Shawna stepped away from her role as a business owner to pursue her career as a Salon Inspector with the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and during her tenure with the State Board, she has received numerous accolades. 

On April 24, 2014, Shawna's life took a horribly dramatic, and unexpected, turn for the worse. Shawna's husband and love of her life, Tim, was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident (two weeks after his birthday). Shawna and Tim were high school sweethearts and had been together for 26 years. Together, they raised their amazing daughter, Paige.

"Tim made an impact on everyone's life and you could always count on him to help with anything you asked. He
 enjoyed family, riding his motorcycle, detailing cars and joking around. He also enjoyed children and he was everyone's “Uncle Tim”; he will remain in the heart of everyone who was blessed to know him.

Additionally, Shawna is currently a mentor for teen cosmetology students. She also volunteers her time at a local elementary school. When Shawna is not devoting her time to serving others, you can find her in the gym where she chooses to make herself, and fitness, a priority.

Shawna Davis is a strong, energetic and resilient businesswoman who is constantly in pursuit of all things empowering.

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