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Board Salutes Beauty Salon
Prince Frederick, MD - 8/8/2012
By Marty Madden
A lot of people with great looking hair sat in the Calvert County Commissioners’ hearing room Tuesday, Aug. 7 as the board saluted a local business that took root and grew for 35 years.
The commissioners presented a proclamation to the founders and owners of Hairline Family Hair Design Beauty Salon.
According to the proclamation, Hairline Family Hair Design Beauty Salon’s story began in 1969 when Hannelore Floyd and her family migrated to America, specifically, Prince George’s County, MD. Floyd overcame her unfamiliarity with the English language and passed the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology test. For the next few years Floyd perfected her skills at an Upper Marlboro salon. In 1977, she and a coworker opened “Magic Touch” in the Dunkirk Plaza Shopping Center. After the partner left the business in 1982, the salon was renamed “Hairline.”And second location was subsequently opened in Bowie and that is where Floyd’s daughter, Carolyn, worked. Hairline eventually moved across Route 4 to a house Floyd purchased from the King family.
In 1998 Hannelore Floyd retired and sold the business to her daughter.
In its 35-year history, Hairline has employed over 200 people. In addition to hair-care an employment opportunities, the proprietors have given to many area organizations, such as End Hunger in Calvert and Relay for Life, and has lent financial support to the community’s public and private schools.
“None of this would have been possible without my father, Dennis, who brought us to America,” said Carolyn Floyd, who thanked Hairline’s many customers and its “team of wonderful employees.”
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