A school counselor once told Susan Perdue that she “could never be a hairstylist” because she is deaf.
But the now wife and mother of two decided to follow her dream anyway. Today, she is the salon manager of the Great Clips on Freedom Parkway in Cumming, working as the sole deaf leader for a company employing more than 40,000 stylists across the United States.
Perdue said she has always loved the company. She and her family always went to a Great Clips salon to get haircuts when she was a child, and she remembers how much she loved talking with the staff and the joy of walking away with a fresh hairdo.
“That was what really made me want to become a hairstylist,” Perdue said.