Searcy's first female barber?
While sitting in the barber chair a few days ago, I noticed this framed advertisement on the wall. I examined it more closely and saw the "Searcy's First female Barber" written under one of the pictures. The ad was from approximately 1977 and I was in her barber chair.....as I have been each time I needed a haircut for many years! Dianne Felt Watson is a great barber and has been in the business since first hired by Wyatt & Poole Barber Service.
Nosy me.....I had to ask what that was like. She said it was hurtful when some people turned and walked out of the shop. I said, "NO, they didn't!" She said, "Yes, they did. They said I was intruding into male territory and they didn't like it." I guess that was an example of sexism which we are still trying to stop.
Dianne kept with her career and she has a full schedule of devoted clients! She is shown in the closeup picture below.