For business partners and wife duo Christin and Ashe Brown, the relationship each had with her own hair texture growing up became the catalyst for the establishment of Full Spiral Salon, which opened its doors in March 2021. As a youth, Christin denied her natural texture, spending much of her teens in and out of beauty salons. “I grew up getting my hair braided, pressed, weaved and relaxed from a very early stage in my life,” Christin remembers. Ashe lived on the other extreme; she embraced her natural texture due to a life-altering experience. “She was diagnosed with cancer at age four and lost the majority of her hair,” Christin says. The experience led her to hold on to her natural regrowth—and never let go. “So when we met many years later, it was our two completely different backgrounds that gave us firm ground to learn from one another and run with the experiences that life had to offer,” Christin says.