Haliburton Foodland (pictured) and Independent Grocer experienced a rush of customers starting late last week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some shoppers who were picking up only a few items seemed mystified by the rush on items such as toilet paper. /JENN WATT Staff

Shirley through the Looking Glass

By Jenn Watt

Published June 13 2017

Shirley Beveridge identifies herself mostly as a hairdresser. Snipping clipping and colouring since she was a teenager the Haliburton stylist has always been passionate about helping clients achieve the look they want.

Sometimes that’s something as simple as maintaining a woman’s perm other times it involves changing someone’s outlook on life.

“They can come in feeling horrible and in 20 30 minutes they can walk out feeling good” she says.

Beveridge started in the industry when she was 13 as an assistant in a salon with 17 hairdressers.

“It’s always something I knew I wanted to do” she says.

Once she’d done her training and learned more about the industry she opened a salon in Barrie called True Colours which she ran for five years.

“After five years I sold the business and moved here” she says.

Beveridge was a hairdresser at Heads Up in Haliburton for many years and recently decided she’d like to go out on her own again.

“Working for them [Heads Up] was wonderful” she says.

Last month she opened her solo-studio Looking Glass Salon on the upper level of 156 Highland Street (formerly Light Hatch yoga studio) above Wind in the Willows Spa.

Now that her son Regan is in his 20s Beveridge says she was ready to branch out on her own.

She has entirely revamped the space decorating in lavender and cream colours with retro-style furniture and a cozy atmosphere.

“I feel very much at home here” she says.

Beveridge also offers a range of services catering to all types of clientele.

“I do perms and I do roller sets” she says. “I do up-dos colour foils baliage which is the ombre-style highlights.”

She offers men’s women’s and children’s cuts as well as grooming beards.

The salon is open Tuesday through Friday including evenings. However you must book an appointment ahead of time. Call or text Beveridge at 705-854-3617 or email shirley.bevy@gmail.com.