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Bonita Garner

Owner & Operator

Bonita Garner is the owner and operator of Crown Slayer Salon located in historic downtown Gibsonville, NC. The idea to open a natural hair care salon originated back in 2013-2014. It was my senior year at Guilford College . . . I was taking an entrepreneurship class and I decided to participate in the Frank Fellows Business Idea Competition. I was selected as one of the winners in the competition and instantly became $700 dollars richer! :-) I was elated!!! I'm so thankful for friends that speak the truth and keep me focused. As time passed, I had a friend to reminded me. . . "You just didn't win that competition to be winning it!" Meaning. . . it didn't happen by chance and I should take a leap of faith and do it! It was five years ago that I won the competition but the timing couldn't be more right for me to live out this dream!

I'm a native of Greensboro, NC but Gibsonville is home. In 2014, I earned my Bachelor's degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where I studied Business Management. In 2018, I graduated from Gifted Hands Academy through Forsyth Technical Community College located in Winston Salem, NC with a diploma in Natural Hair Care. I am a licensed Natural Hair Care Specialist and licensed Natural Hair Care Instructor.


I embraced the natural journey 5 years ago when I decided that I no longer would relax my hair or apply chemicals.  My hair has never been healthier or thicker and I'm excited about it! This same excitement and passion that I have for my natural hair . . . I want to share with others and help them on their natural journey. As a young girl, I can remember playing with baby dolls, styling their hair and teaching myself how to French braid. As early as high school, I can remember having clients and working the gift the Lord has placed in my hands. The creative styles I do on my own hair have always been my greatest advertisement while sparking reoccurring conversations that usually include . . . . "I love your hair, who did it?!" and "Will you do mine?" Over and over again, I've found myself with new clients and not being able to walk away from the opportunity to make this a career. I'm an advocate for healthy hair care and I'm motivated to see people loving their natural hair journey!


The Natural Hair Care Experience

What is “The Natural Hair Care Experience” here at Crown Slayer Salon?  From the moment you walk’ll notice it’s uniqueness.  From the logo that hangs above the front entrance. . . .to the colors on the wall and the latest in salon equipment .....Crown Slayer Salon has been staged for your comfort to promote relaxation and support for your natural hair journey. You’re visit here . . .will be a positive experience you won’t forget! Call to make your appointment and encounter “The Natural Hair Care Experience!”

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