Diane Barnes is spotlighted as the SBCL’s “Woman of the Month”. Diane is a kindhearted, innovative, and gracious young woman who is married to Deacon George Barnes and the mother of Kelse Barnes and T’hron Alexander.
Diane is a 1985 graduate of Alfred Ely Beach High School and a 1989 graduate of Savannah State College (University).
Part of Diane’s daily routine includes sharing the word of God with family and friends, before she set out to care for her mother who was left paralyzed after surviving a massive stroke in 1991. It was shortly after this that the desire and urge to do hair became a reality for Diane. At a critical crossroad Diane decided to retire early from her then administrative position at CDS of H.A.A.F.
She then enrolled at Savannah School of Cosmetology and pursued a career as a Master Cosmetologist.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Diane was asked to manage Hollywood Hair, a salon that was opened by the owner of the beauty school. Diane proudly accepted and worked at Hollywood Hair until the desire to open her own salon in 2012.
Diane and a family member co-owned Innovations Hair Salon until 2016. In 2016 another change came for Diane in her profession, but feeling BLESSED she embraced the change and is now sole owner of DIVINE BEAUTY. Diane said, “ the name of her salon came with hours of thoughts, prayers and conversations with her husband, daughter and friends.” The name “Divine Beauty” was unanimously agreed upon. Diane chose Divine because she felt her salon was “of God” and “blessed”. Her mission is to promote HEALTHY hair with a DIVINE touch.
“I pray for my business and clients daily because when God blesses my clients they bless me.”
Diane has volunteered her time and services to the Homeless Authority, assisted Greenbriar Center back to school event, local schools, some individuals at Inner City Shelter and many others that may stand in need of a “Divine touch of Beauty”. Her salon was the headquarters for pampering cancer survivors as they were to be honored at the Go Pink 365 Breast Cancer Hair and Fashion Extravaganza.
Diane loves spending quality time with her family. Being season ticket holders for the Atlanta Falcons is one of greatest past times that they ENJOY as a family together.
Diane is an active member of Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church where the pastor is Rev. Quentin Morris Sr. She’s actively involved in several organizations within the community one being the Savannah Beauty Culturist League where she serves as the correspondent secretary where Dr. Ruby Walker serves as league president.
The Beauty Culturist League recently celebrated 55 years of active service throughout the Coastal Empire, on March 19th, 2017 where they fellowshipped with Pastor Terry Alexander and the St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church in Savannah, GA. Following worship service the ladies dined at the Pirate’s House.
From daughter, wife, mother, to student, manager, entrepreneur, partner and now sole owner this dynamic woman is on the move so if you are motivated, talented, and looking to broaden your skills please join us by becoming an active member of a prestigious organization for Cosmetologist and Barbers, where we meet every second Monday of the month @ Ruby’s Beauty Salon located at 202 West 36th Street Savannah, GA.