64 years after she became a hairstylist in Elgin, octogenarian says she's ready to hang up the scissors and smock

After more than six decades in the hairstyling business, 84-year-old Joan Junod has decided it's time to put down the scissors and hang up the smoc...

November 27, 2022
4:34 AM

After more than six decades in the hairstyling business, 84-year-old Joan Junod has decided it's time to put down the scissors and hang up the smock. 'I don't think there's anybody else in Elgin that has done hair that long,' said Debra Junod, Joan's business partner at Headquarters Salon and Spa and her former daughter-in-law. After 64 years, she would have kept going were it not for issues with her leg and back, both the result of being on her feet for hours while working on hair, Joan Junod said.

Mike Danahey