Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Tye has grown ShearShare to be the greatest engine of jobs and wealth creation for the beauty and barbering industry. By redesigning the B2B beauty industry and serving an underserved niche, Dr. Tye is enabling more than 1,000,000 licensed professionals to work on their terms and maximize their earnings potential, while salon and barbershop owners make money on unused space.
Prior to creating ShearShare, Dr. Tye owned and operated an award-winning salon in Dallas, Texas, which was the genesis behind ShearShare. He has worked in beauty for 26 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his decades of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.
Dr. Tye serves on the Advisory Boards for multiple beauty schools and is a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the globe. He is now member-elect to the Professional Beauty Association’s Advisory Council, he coaches the next generation of salon and barbershop owners, and his #1 best-selling book, Mentored by Failure: A 5-Point Guide to Long-Term Success in the Beauty & Style Industry, is often used for continuing education curriculum. ShearShare was the first Texas startup to win Google Demo Day 2018, Tech. Co’s Startup of the Year 2016, and was named a TechWeek100. Dr. Tye’s work has been featured in Fast Company, the New York Times, Black Enterprise, the Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Modern Salon, and TechCrunch.
Dr. Tye Caldwell is a licensed instructor and educator, and received his Doctorate of Professional Barbering from Miracle University. He enjoys international travel, reading, and spending time with his wife, Courtney, and 20-year-old son, Trey, a sophomore cadet and football player at the United States Air Force Academy.