Glamourette Beauty Shop closing 8.29

Written by David Green.

Iola Borton remembers how it all started. She and Faye Graf each operated beauty salons in Morenci, but they decided to open a shop together in Fayette.

They would split their time between the two communities as they saw to the hair dressing needs of ladies throughout the area.

But what to name the new shop?

As Iola recalls, they had a contest and gave the winner a free perm.

That’s how the Glamourette Beauty Shop began about 45 years ago.

Iola remembers how it started; Karen Lavinder knows how it will end.

The old building on the west edge of Fayette’s business district will soon be torn down to create parking space at the Christian Church.

Karen will close the shop at the end of the week and the Glamourette will be gone.

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