This Dunlap, Tennessee, hair stylist is marking 60 years at Bouffant Beauty Salon

Anna Faye Heard is celebrating 60 years as a hair stylist at the Bouffant Beauty Salon in Dunlap, Tennessee. Photo by Mark Kennedy.
photo Anna Faye Heard is celebrating 60 years as a hair stylist at the Bouffant Beauty Salon in Dunlap, Tennessee. Photo by Mark Kennedy.

DUNLAP, Tenn. - Anna Faye Heard's profession is hair stylist, but her extra-curricular duties go well beyond cutting and combing.

Besides styling hair for six decades, the 78-year-old proprietress of the Bouffant Beauty Salon in Dunlap, Tennessee, is an unofficial town counselor, minister, news reporter and historian.

There's very little that goes on in the Sequatchie County seat that hasn't been vetted inside the wood-paneled walls of her Walnut Street salon, where she has been queen bee since the 1960s.

"The joke at church is: 'Just ask Anna Faye. She knows everybody. She knows everything,'" Heard said, laughing.

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