Smith ready to style to perfection


GRAFTON—There’s a new stylist in town, and she is looking to be the perfect hairdresser for you!

Although new to Grafton, Tina Smith has been cutting hair for many years. What started as a childhood hobby, has grown into a passion of hers, and she is excited to bring her signature style to Do r Dye Salon, located at 828 West Main Street, Grafton.

According to Smith, she was just 12 years old when she ventured into the world of hairdressing.

“I started cutting hair when I was young, but it was just a hobby at that point,” she said. “But as I got older, my passion for styling grew.”

She revealed that when it came time to decide on a career path, she had originally chosen to become a nurse, but was encouraged by her grandmother to pursue her passion.

“She told me when I was younger that I needed to take my natural talent of cutting hair and turn it into a career, and as I got older, she kept urging me to follow my passion,” Smith expressed.

Following her grandmother’s advice, Smith enrolled in the Clarksburg Beauty Academy and has since been clipping, cutting and coloring her way through the profession.

Smith said that the opportunity to work at Do or Dye with Dawn Stemple-Shaw and Thursday Minard happened by chance.

“It just kind of fell into my lap,” Smith revealed. “I used to be a client at the shop, and one day it was presented to me.”

Before making her way to Grafton, clients would call on Smith at Super Cuts, as well as at her booth at the Hair Shack in Bridgeport, which she still currently holds.

Smith shared that she is great with clipper cuts, considering it one of her specialties, as well as regular cuts, coloring and styling.

“I can do about anything that a client asks for,” she voiced.

Stemple-Shaw voiced that she thinks Smith is a great addition to the salon, and that he does some amazing hair.

Smith has been married for 27 years and has two children. She revealed that cosmetology has provided the perfect opportunity for her to spend time with her family, while bringing in a paycheck.

When asked what was one of her favorite things about the profession, Smith revealed that it is the opportunity for her to help people.

“I really like people and I like helping people any way I can,” Smith expressed. “This profession is the perfect way to meet and interact with new people.”

She said that she is excited to start meeting the residents of the area and helping them on their hair styling journey.

Smith is accepting new clients at Do or Dye Salon. She will be available on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning at 11:00 a.m.

While walk-ins are welcome, an appointment is preferred. To schedule an appointment with Smith, please contact her by phone at 304-627-7003.

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