Women helping women: Delphi native looks to empower others through new business

A new hair salon in Delphi isn't just giving people haircuts. The owner wants it to be a place of self-love and improvement for women in the area.

Posted: Dec 24, 2019 10:37 PM

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) - A new hair salon in Delphi isn't just giving people haircuts. The owner wants it to be a place of self-love and improvement for women in the area.

"To me there's always hope," said Erin Jubril. She was born and raised in Delphi, and is the proud owner of Artemis Color Lounge and Lifestyle Studio, which just opened its doors in October.

Doing hair has always been Jubril's passion.

"No matter what I was doing or where I was at mentally, if I was doing hair I could connect with women and my soul's purpose would just light up and I was standing in my power," she said.

It took some trials and tribulations to get to where she is today. She couldn't wait to leave Delphi as a 21-year-old. She made her way to Atlanta to find success and stayed there for about ten years. She discovered a love for personal development and coaching others through their journey. She was also a part owner of a salon that was making good business, but her life wasn't perfect. 

"I was in a challenging marriage and I wanted to make it work for my kids, I kind of gave it everything I could but it depleted me," she said.

There was always something about Delphi that was drawing her growing family back home.

"We would always come back to Delphi for Christmas," she said. "Three Christmas' ago, I asked my son 'what's your favorite thing about coming home to Delphi?' and he said being a family and it was like I got gut punched," she said. 

So in 2016, they made the move back. While this was a tough decision for her to make, moving back to small-town Indiana after years in a big city, she wanted her boys, now four and eight-years-old, to have positive male role models and a stable life. She worked at several local salons and when the opportunity came for her to own her own business, it opened the door for another passion.

"How can I integrate coaching and sharing and empowering women on a grander scale and still do hair because that's me," she said.

One way she discovered is through exercise.

"It's all about self-love and self-care," said Breanna Maxwell. The circa-1902 building had the perfect space in the back, and Jubril brought in her friend to teach barre and Tabata classes. Jubril said no other fitness facility in Delphi offers those classes.

Maxwell said she had to overcome her own obstacles keeping her from pursuing her passion for fitness, including old injuries from a car accident when she was young and also being a single mom. But she said if she could reach her health goals, then so can anyone else. The small fitness room at Artemis helps keep class sizes small, which Maxwell said encourages connection and support.

"I hear a lot of people talk negative about themselves," she said. "Now when they say that to me I have a space where I can say come here, this is a safe place for you to come and feel better about themselves."

Paula Bennett drives 35 minutes from Lafayette to get her hair done at Artemis. She said Jubril is giving women something important.

"You're giving to the community, you're giving to your kids, to your employers and you have to take that time to rejuvenate and self-heal," she said.

"As women, we pour our cups out," said Jubril. "We're taught it from our mom's their taught it from their moms."

And as a single mom, business owner and community member, she wants to teach her kids a new lesson.

"I'm showing my children how to show up in the world," she said. "I'm the example of what it looks like to be a healthy human."

She's not stopping at hair care and fitness. She wants to start a monthly meeting where women can come and share their stories, make connections and empower each other. She said she plans to host it on the third Thursday of every month starting in January.

And she wants to push her impact outside her building walls. At the grand opening in October, they had a silent auction benefiting the Delphi Education Foundation. They raised more than $1,800 for the nonprofit.

With a whole new chapter that's been opened, Jubril has big plans for 2020.

"My biggest vision is to inspire and encourage in other women to honor themselves and follow their bliss," she said.

Keep up with Artemis Color Lounge and Lifestyle Studio through its Facebook page.

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