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Taunton woman Christine celebrates 50 years of cutting hair
HAIRDRESSER Christine Wescombe is celebrating 50 years in the business, during which time she has tended to thousands of people’s locks.
Her very first client from 1963, 96- year-old Betty Cook, still visits for regular appointments.
Self-employed Christine, 66, works from home in Midford Road, Taunton, converting her dining room into a salon during the day.
She said: “I’ve done thousands and thousands of hair-dos over 50 years.
“Betty has been with me throughout since I started in a salon in Eastleigh Road – she says she can still remember me walking through the door on my first day.
“I’m still going strong today, fully booked and with no intention of retiring.
“Hairdressing is a lovely career, and my clients and I have got to share all our ups and downs over the years.”
Betty Cook said: “I remember Christine with her blonde curly hair walking into the salon in Eastleigh Road on her first day, and I’ve never wanted anyone else to do my hair since.”
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