Shelbyville Woman’s Club had a “one of a kind” luncheon on Wednesday. They hosted two stylists from Infinity Hair Salon, located on Elm Street in Shelbyville.
Speakers Cameron Sutton and Barrettea Price talked about all thing’s hair-extensions, color treatments, and Brazilian blowouts.
Infinity Hair Salon
For Sutton, a 2017 graduate of Cascade High School, she got into the beauty industry because of her “love for fashion and all things girly.” She also wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mom, Shannon Clark, who is also a hair stylist at Infinity Salon. After graduation, Sutton received her cosmetology license at Paul Mitchell in Murfreesboro. Today, living in Wartrace with her husband, Trent, Sutton is expecting their first child in April of next year.
For Barettea Price, a mother of five, she’s been in the hair styling business for 26 years now. But it wasn’t always her goal.
“I needed a job, and my mom had a beauty shop,” Price joked at the Woman’s Club luncheon. She went to Bethel Beauty to get into a profession so she could earn money to find another profession. But the hair business stuck. So Price opened up Bella Donna Salon on the Shelbyville Square. Now, she’s been working at Infinity for five years.
During the luncheon, Price shared an important change that will be happening to the cosmetology world come next January.
In 2022, beauty professionals will be required by the state of Tennessee to have at least one hour of domestic abuse training.
Price explained that not many industries require their professionals to be “up-close and personal” with clients. And when you’re in a client’s personal space you’re going to talk.
From that, Price said, trusting relationships are formed and often times clients talk about domestic abuse relationships they may be in. Therefore, cosmetologists need to know how to handle those situations when they arise.
In turn, Price said she gets to share both milestones—through graduations and weddings, as well as tears—through divorces, deaths, and domestic battles—with her clients.
And, in the end, “It’s been one of the best life decisions,” Price said. Both Price and Sutton asked their honorarium to be First Choice Pregnancy Center.
Devotion at the luncheon was read by Joan Leichner, teaching director at Community Bible Study. Next month’s members only club meeting will feature a fashion show from K. Ellen Boutique.