Debbie Allen has been styling hair since 1976.
When her son, Doug, was injured in an automobile accident last July, Allen gave up her love for styling hair to care for him.
Allen recently tried to go back to work at a local shop in Alta and said although she enjoyed her time there, she felt her son needed her at home. Allen has chose to open a salon in the convenience of her own home.
"Doug's doing better, but still needs me here at home," Allen said. "We've turned this bedroom into my shop and I think it's going to work out great. It will allow me to take care of Doug and also take care of my clients."
The new location will allow Allen to schedule her clients around Doug's hospital and therapy visits, something she is looking forward to.
"I think this will work really well," Allen said. "There will be times I'll have to be gone, but it will be nice to be able to schedule around that."
Allen's shop has been named NU Attitude, because that's what Allen hopes to give her clients.
"If people come in here in a grumpy mood, I hope I'll have them leaving in a better one," Allen said. "I have so many clients and friends who want to know how Doug is doing and this gives them a chance to come over here and talk to him to see for themselves and he enjoys the company."
Read the rest of this article in the 4/19/01 Pilot Tribune.