An interview with: Julia Henry, Hair Stylist at On Broadway Salon in Maryville, TN
Where are you from? Walland, TN
What made you decide to do hair? I took cosmetology as an elective in high school and earned hours for it, so I decided to continue on and finish my hours after high school. I wasn’t sure senior year what I wanted to do as a career, but I really enjoyed cosmetology and I knew it would help me earn more money if I did decide to go to college afterwards, and I’d always have it to fall back on. I always had interest in the forensics field, investigation, as well as being a judge, I wanted to help people.
It wasn’t until my 3rd year doing hair that I can say I truly fell in love with it, I realized I do get to change people’s lives and make a difference, but I realized even more how my clients had changed my life. They weren’t just a paycheck and another haircut, they were my friends, family, and inspiration. These are people I truly connect with and care for in more ways than just making them feel beautiful. And that’s what made me want to make this my forever career.
What was your very first job: When I was 16, I started my first job as a cashier for Food City in Maryville, over my 4 years there I was promoted to Assistant Manager of the video rentals department. I worked there and JC Penney Salon when I first started doing hair because I genuinely enjoyed my job there as well and made some great friends and clients that I still have now.
Do you have a nickname? Back in middle school, I got the nickname “Jules” and it stuck throughout my adult life, at Hair Plus the girls picked it up and it stuck. Some people get confused on whether to call me Julia or Julie, because I call myself both and also write both, I’m good with either. My birth certificate says Julia but even my momma calls me Julie, she just named me after the sweetest soul, my great Mamaw so when I was little, they called me Julie and her Julia.
What’s your favorite food? Pizza, hands down would eat it every day. I may or may not be guilty of doing that.
What’s your favorite movie? I’m not a huge movie watcher, I usually watch them after they aren’t popular anymore. But I’m a sucker for a good movie that can make me laugh or has a lot of suspense and mystery.
What are you doing when you aren’t working? Currently I’m remodeling the house that my Papaw grew up in. It’s a sweet little house and I enjoy learning how to do things from my dad, and it’s especially rewarding to see how proud my papaw is that it’s getting a well-deserved makeover.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Julia (aka. Julie) you can call her directly on her cell at (865)805-6293 or at the salon (865)982-4584.