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Finding a calling

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By Vanessa Hurst

When you walk into Hairitage, you will be greeted by Jax and Sophie, Angie Thomas’ two Shih Tzus who are always ready to welcome their clients.

Thomas graduated from high school and beauty school the same year and went to work for Jeanette Holbert at The Golden Hairpin. In 1985 Thomas opened up her Salon, Hairitage, next to American Legion in the old Phelps building. In 2006 Thomas had an addition built on to her home and moved Hairitage to the current location in Thomas’ home.

Thomas had thought she didn’t have a calling, “I prayed that God would show me what it is He had for me to do. You know, you think of a calling as something that has to do with church or teaching, but we are called to further his Kingdom every day.” Thomas said.

She found the answer in Isaiah 61:3 “God revealed to me that my salon is a ministry!” Thomas said, “’Beauty for Ashes’ is a way for me to reach out; it’s my hope that God can bless people through what I do here.”

Thomas’ said what she does is so much more than just about hair, “Whether it’s loving people, lending an ear or saying a prayer for them. I have been so fortunate to be able to bless people in many different ways through out the years.”

Thomas has worked with kids in need of haircuts, “I’ve had the opportunity to help in the school system with children in need of haircuts or fixes from childhood haircutting mistakes, and offered free back-to-school haircuts.”

Thomas had an opportunity to experience first hand how much everyday kindness can make a difference, “When I broke my hip, friends and customers helped me out and I was blown away by their kindness,” said Thomas, “God showed me through my accident that we always think we need to do something big to make a difference, but it’s the little everyday acts of kindness that are huge blessings.”

The Hairitage offers cuts, foiling, color, perms, waxing, special occasion styling. By appointment only, open Tuesday through Friday, close at 7 p.m. Located at 1445 Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, phone number is 270-358-8012.