By Brianna Susnak
Barber Pam Duff achieved a lifelong goal on Nov. 1 with the opening of her own barber shop, Sunshine Professional Barber, at 208 E. Main St., Westfield.
Since graduating from the National Barber College of Indianapolis in 1980, Duff has worked at an Air Force base in Florida and spent 15 years managing a barber shop in Georgia. She returned to Indiana in 1999 to reconnect with family and continue gaining experience as a hairdresser.
Following various positions in Lebanon, Zionsville, Carmel and most recently, Bloomington, Duff feels confident about her new role as an owner.
“I’ve been a barber for 35 years,” said Duff, “I know how clients should be treated, and I always wanted my own shop.”
Duff named her shop “Sunshine” after her dear friend and fellow hairdresser who passed away last year. Duff said she keeps her waiting chairs, barber pole and mirror in her shop as a constant reminder of her friend’s radiant spirit.
“The shop is very cozy, and has unique decor,” she said.
However, Duff said what truly sets Sunshine Professional Barber apart from other shops and franchises is her careful attention to detail.
“I like to see good haircuts,” she said. “I take my time no matter what, because you can’t get a good haircut in 15 minutes. It takes time and patience.”
Sunshine Professional Barber is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The store is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 432-3679.