Located on 433 S. Cedar St., Annís Beauty Shop has been around for
over 40 years providing permanents, shampoo sets, stylish
hairstyles, cuts, and colors. If you happen to come into the shop in a bad
mood, you can guarantee that you wonít leave in one.
From the good
humor to the sweet conversations, Annís Beauty Shop has a welcoming
atmosphere that will make anyone feel at home.
Ann Phelps, daughter
of Audrey and Sam Haynes, is the owner of this great little hometown
Although born and
raised in Gleason, Ann left back in 1953 to go to Flint, Michigan
with her husband Billy Phelps. Billy Phelps was in the service and
came back to find that there werenít many jobs around Gleason at
that time, so they packed up their things and headed north.
While in Flint, Ann
earned her cosmetology license and graduated from Jon Clair Beauty
School in 1961. She became an instructor at a local school,
and even owned her own beauty shop there, Atherton Road
Although Ann was quite successful in Flint, she was homesick. When she
went back home for Christmas in 1968 the local owner, Bill Heath, told
her about the building where her beauty shop is now located.
time, her husband
worked for General Motors, and Ann worked at her beauty shop in
Flint; but Ann happened to see an ad for a job
in the Dresden Enterprise
at Goodyear (located in Union City). She remarked that
in filling out an application she had to indicate how much she would work for.
She said ď$1 an hour if I
get to come home.Ē
While she did not end up working at Goodyear, she
did buy the shop from Mr. Heath, moved back to
Gleason in 1969, and opened her new shop in September.
Through the years, Mrs. Ann has had a lot of wonderful help
including Brenda Pickler, Lena Suddath and her daughter Peggy
Crawford, Betty Brawner, Debbie Boone, and even Annís daughter,
She gives credit to these wonderful ladies for their
hard work and dedication. Gleason women are a treasure to have, and
these sweet ladies prove it.
Built around the late 50ís, the building where Annís Beauty Shop is
currently located has been used for many different things. It was a
car lot, ďTeensville Center, USA,Ē and served as a grocery store on
two occasions. Itís a brick building with its material from Texas
and an owner with a heart of gold.
While the building has seen a variety of business come and go, Annís
Beauty Shop has been serving the City of Gleason for the longest
period of time.
In reflecting on her career Ann noted
that ďThe whole 40 years Iíve been here have been a lot of fun. Iíve
enjoyed every minute of it.Ē
Soon turning 85, Ann doesnít know how
much longer she will keep the shop open, so come in when you can!
She is open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, but you can
make special appointments. Her home
number is 731-648-5694 and her cell phone number is 731-514-8560.
Hughey and Kay Hudson