20 Years of Friends, Acquaintences and Haircuts
RoadWorks 2011 Show Truck, which was unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
By Steve Pollock
GIRARD, OH… In her 20 years as a hair stylist at the Petro in Girard, Ohio, Nancy Ayers has literally given thousands of haircuts. A licensed hairdresser who trained at the Youngstown Beauty Academy, Nancy started as a hair stylist in February 1992 at what was then known as the East/West Hairport. She became the owner of the business in December 2001, changing the name to Hairport 1.
Over the years Nancy has given haircuts to thousands of drivers as well as hundreds of local customers, many of who have been coming to the shop for years. One of the most rewarding parts of Nancy’s job has been the many friends and acquaintances she has made throughout her career. Being located on I-80, one of the nation’s largest East-West routes, Nancy has given haircuts to drivers from nearly every one of the lower 48 states – men, women and even their kids.
Nancy has been more than a hair stylist. She is a good listener and is very personable with her customers. As drivers sit in her chair, after a long day on the road, they relax and begin to decompress. Often they will talk about their family or their job. Nancy is genuinely interested in talking with her customers and always lends a sympathetic ear to their problems, as well as a kind word. When they return for another haircut, she is quick to ask how their family is doing. This is the part of the job that Nancy has found most rewarding over her 20 years at the Girard Petro, making so many friends. Nancy’s sincere wish is to have many more years to cut hair and make new friends.
Hairport 1 is located inside the Girard Petro at I-80 Exit 226 and is near Youngstown, Ohio. Owner Nancy Ayers specializes in versatile haircuts for men and women on the go. Hairport 1 offers a full range of hairstyling services from simple trims, beard trims, perms and entirely new looks. Nancy has become an expert at high and tight styles, flattops and most other military style haircuts. For the ladies, she offers long, short or medium cuts, styling, perms and coloring. Shampoo and cuts and blow drying are also available, nearly all the services needed for the man or woman on the go. No appointment is needed, walk-ins are welcome. You can, however, call ahead for an appointment if you like. Hairport 1 Family Haircare Center is open Monday-Saturday. You can reach Nancy by calling 330-544-0602