The Mojuba Collective is a space born of the legacy of Rosslyn "Cookie" Rowe-Haynes. In 1992, Cookie (that's Mrs. Cookie to you) purchased the building at 8227 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, MD. For 25 years, thousands of people would walk through the doors of Salon 8227 (formerly Alanni Hair Designs). Each of those people would be greeted by Mrs. Cookie, and some were even changed by her hands, her words of encouragement, or her willingness to give. In 2017 Mrs. Cookie transitioned after a long battle with breast cancer and left that building to both her youngest sister and only daughter.
The Mojuba Collective (Mojuba) is a space that continues the legacy of community building that Black Salons like Salon 8227 have created over the years. Mojuba is a multi-use space dedicated to the artistic, musically inclined, weird, and the other. It is home to jam sessions, pop-ups, meet-and-greets, and all around fellowship. Ideas are born here and manifested through connection. This is a meeting ground and a stomping ground for those that wish to engage their kindred spirits or have a window seat and partake in one of our many books that line the walls. Mojuba is a shared vision and concept, a safe space for those that simply see themselves as different.