ShearShare founders Dr Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell

  • Dr. Tye Caldwell, Courtney Caldwell
  • shearshare.com , @shearshare
  • Founded 2016
  • Y Combinator, 500 Startups,
    Precursor Ventures, Backstage Capital

Profile 3 : Shearshare


ShearShare is the first global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand. The ShearShare platform gives owners a chance to make efficient use of their excess space by providing independent stylists short-term access based on time and price that’s convenient for them.

Founder Story Nugget

  • “ShearShare was born out of sheer necessity. When Tye expanded his salon several years ago, he noticed a shift away from the industry standard: instead of signing up cosmetologists and barbers under long-term contracts, he started to receive inquiries for day leases of his suites. Looking to recoup the investment for his salon remodel, he decided to host the visiting cosmetologists and charge them on a per-day basis. After numerous requests from stylists and manually matching cosmetologists for three years, the idea for ShearShare was born!”

Shearshare Website