Things change. And sometimes they don’t.
For the last 60 years the patrons of the Capitol Plaza shopping center have seen businesses come and go. However, Suburban Salon has remained.
The Capitol Plaza, currently home to a number of thriving businesses, was developed by Louis Gibbs and home to Setzer’s Supermarket and W. T. Grant in 1958.
Suburban Salon, founded in 1958 by Carolyn Brown – who passed away at the age of 82 in 2018 – still calls the Plaza home and is a reminder of a time gone by.
In celebration of the 60 year anniversary -which was rescheduled from October, 2018 due to Hurricane Michael – Suburban Salon will hold an open house on March 31st honoring employees and customers from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1842 Thomasville Road.
The event will feature appetizers, door prizes, and a fundraiser for Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
The daughter of the founder and current owner, Terri Hartsfield, told Tallahassee Reports “the most important thing to me about the event is to recognize the stylists and our customers. They are amazing.”
Hartsfield said she is continuously impressed by the work ethic of the stylists and how everyone pulls together as a team. “We are like a family,” said Hartsfield.
Amazingly, the salon still has customers who first visited in 1958. ” We have a customer who is 94 years old has been coming in since we first opened,” said Hartsfield.
Listed below are current Suburban Salon stylists with their years of professional experience and the year they began working at the Suburban Salon.
Annie Ford 53 years, 1968
Barbara Mims 44 years, 1976
Terri Hartsfield 40 years, 1979
Joyce Enfinger 55 years, 1979
Amber Maloy 53 years, 1998
Deneice O’Bright 44 years, 2004
Sharon “Sam” Carrouth – 48 years, 2004
Betty Roberts 41 years, 2006
Martha McBride 48 years, 2012
Irina Rogers 51 years, 2015
Donna Massey 36 years, 2017
Nena Whitley 48 years, 2018