By Amanda Browning
Greensburg Daily News, Ind.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Salon owner Joyce Brindley says she gets to know her clients, their families, and their lives. Perhaps it is the extra effort Brindley offers that keeps her customers coming back — some of them for more than 30 years.
Joyce Brindley has been cutting, coloring, and styling hair for 40 years.
Hair was her first passion and it has carried her through a lifetime career she still loves and continues at age 72. Brindley works out of her home salon, The Styling Station, at 204 N. Range Street in Westport.
“I wanted to do this before I ever got married and got pregnant,” Brindley said. “When I was married the first time, I wanted to do hair and I started in school but never quite finished. When Roy and I were married, my second husband, he said he would rather I stay home with the kids until they got old enough, then I could go back to school.”
When her oldest child was 16, Brindley went to beauty school and was fully licensed nine months later. She continued through colorist’s schooling, as well as receiving other certifications over the years. Her training paid off and she won an Indiana State College competition in 1980.
“This was my first passion,” she said. “And those who know me know I have a lot of passions.”
Brindley worked at Columbus Barber Shop for a while before opening her own business in a rented space at Creative Hair Design. Her years there helped her build an extensive client list, as well as in-depth relationships with her regular clients.
The relationship with her clients is something Brindley cherishes about her work. For her, it’s never been just cutting hair or just a job.