At the end of last year, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, the husband-and-wife duo behind ShearShare, an app enabling beauty professionals to rent booths at salons, spas and barbershops affectionately nicknamed “HairBnB,” moved from McKinney, Texas to Buffalo, N.Y., after winning a competition held by Buffalo-based accelerator 43North. Less than six months later, 18-year-old white supremacist Payton S. Gendron opened fire Saturday at a Tops Friendly Markets store, killing 10 Black people three miles from where they live. Beauty Independent spoke to the Caldwells following the horrific mass shooting about how it’s impacted them, the importance of showing up for their community and the unshakeable pride of Buffalo residents. Below, in their own words, they share what they’re feeling and the actions they’re taking. BeautyIndependent