- Social media has been buzzing with the news of a woman who is reportedly Tennessee's oldest hairdresser in America
- Identified as Callie Terrell, the elderly woman has been making hair for 73 years
- She reveals her plans to retire in November on her 100th birthday
Not everyone is lucky to discover their passion or even have the opportunity to stick to it. For this 99-year-old woman identified as Callie Terrell, sticking to her passion is all she ever did. The elderly woman who is from Memphis, Tennessee in the US has been a hairdresser for 73 years, Briefly.co.za learned.
Having obtained her cosmetology license in January of 1945, the seasoned hairstylist who has built quite the clientele for herself revealed her plans of retiring on her 100th birthday in November.
Terrell who rents a booth to stay active doing what she loves had this to say about her passion:“I work because this is what I’ve enjoyed doing all my life. From a little girl, I always loved messing with my sisters’ hair. They had beautiful hair. And I always enjoyed doing this,” she said.
Terrell credits working as her secret to longevity.
"Being a contributing member to society by means of employment is a feeling many of us take for granted. I’m not used to just being up in the house. You see, I worked so long I’ve just been around people and doing something exciting. Most old people, they’re so dry and droll. I can’t deal with that. I gotta live and do the things that make me happy.”
Indeed, if you're doing what you love, you'll never have to work.
Callie Terrell is definitely goals!
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