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Life tangled up? Get a haircut say East Texans

By Holley Nees - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The economic recession has many people cutting back on non-essentials. But, tough times aren't stopping East Texans from spending a few dollars to look their best for potential employers as well as their own morale.

"Getting your hair done makes you feel like a million dollars," said Guesna Dixon, owner of Mane Attraction.

Even if you're short a million dollars.

"I think it makes them feel good about themselves and even in a down economy, people want to feel good," said Dixon.

Dixon's client of 34 years agrees.

"They need to feel good irregardless of whether the times are good or bad," said Barbara Polk.

The chairs in Dixon's store are very rarely empty because even during a recession, people still want to feel special."

"It's fun to feel good about yourself, feel that you look like a little better," said Lynn Holloway, a beauty salon client.

"You feel good about yourself, then you start feeling good about other things," said Pat Todd. "You can't let that go."

Good business at this salon may not be a reflection of the failing economy, but there's nothing like a good wash, cut, and dry to make the job hunt a little easier.

"If you're looking for a job, I think it would help you to get a job and if you've got a job, it'll help you keep that job," said Dixon.

For the women, this East Texas salon gives them hope for a more polished future.

"People told me years ago in the great depression that hairdressers did well because people would still come and get their hair done," said Dixon. "So I'm hoping it still stays that way."

Even when life is tangled up, it's nice to know you look good.

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