I have been a hair stylist for more than 15 years, most of which I have spent with “my girls” at On Broadway Salon. Hairstyling has been a calling for several of my family members and I was hooked by the age of 8.
I grew up spending weekends and summer nights at my aunt and uncle’s house with my cousin/chosen sister, Abby. My aunt always had a salon in her home and I would spend hours watching her work her magic with her clients. As fate would have it, I actually inherited several of those clients when my Aunt Becky retired from hairstyling. What a blessing!
The first haircut I ever gave was at the Alcoa Little League ball fields on the bleachers. I was a kid, watching my brothers play ball when a kind-hearted man by the name of Tony Lollar mentioned needing a haircut. I decided at that moment that I was the person for the job.
That sweet man sat patiently as I chopped, hacked and sawed away at his hair with Swiss Army knife scissors!!! It was the only pair of scissors we could find. There are people in life that sacrifice themselves to let a kid’s dreams soar, and I will never forget what he did for me that summer day! I’m sure he was at the barbershop the next morning trying to undo the mess I made. But he made me feel like I could accomplish any dream that night. Needless to say, I do not use a Swiss Army knife scissors these days!
I love my job. I am a creative person and I love to be busy with my hands. Hairstyling is an art and a craft. It is a start to finish project with structure, lines, creativity and insight.
I love doing color and hair cutting. It is amazing the difference you can make in someone’s appearance with a 30-minute makeover. I get to visit with friends “clients” all day. I get to be creative, I get to challenge myself to make people happy with their hair and I get to leave work with a smile on my face and a sense of accomplishment every day. I love my job and I love my salon. We all love each other like family and there is nowhere else I would rather spend my working days.
I have been blessed beyond belief in this business. I have a steady clientele, clients that I truly love, a job that allows me to chase my dreams and live a life that I am proud of. I would be nothing without the wonderful clients/friends who have chosen me in this wonderful journey called life.
When I’m not at work, I spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. I love to do craft hobbies; I enjoy doing anything outside – yard work, home improvement projects, camping, or going to the lake, beach or pool. I love to cook and have social gatherings with loved ones.
I LOVE music with all my soul -if I had to name a personal theme song, it would be “Lucky” by SevenMary3. Steel Magnolias will ALWAYS be the best movie ever made. I cry every time I watch it.
If I won the lottery, I would buy a motor home and visit every historic town in the US, every antique store, craft store and enjoy the land I love. I would love to meet people, make memories and “live” every minute of the journey. Then I would return “home” to Maryille and build a community for all of my loved ones. I would also help people I meet along the way that could benefit from a blessing. I believe charity starts at home. I believe God puts us here to love one another and help one another in times of need – that ‘one-to-one’ experience speaks to me.
I keep a busy schedule when I’m at the salon, but I always welcome new customers. Call 865-982-4584 today to schedule an appointment or consultation.
Cuts & Styles:
Hair shampoo/ dry/ style $20+
Hair cut $30+
Men’s haircut $15+
Special Event Styles $45+
All over color $65+
New growth color / retouch $55+
High fashion colors (blue, pink, purple, etc) $85+
Partial foil highlights $45+
Full foil highlights 80+
Additional colors in foil $15 per color
Partial foil highlights $45+
Cap highlights $60+
Waxing $8 per area (lip, chin, eye brows)
Some of my “highlights”!