For the love of hair |

For the love of hair

Amy Hamilton

Sarah Walker is one to keep a promise, especially if it’s for a good friend. A few years ago, the nail technician at Tanglez and Rayz in Craig traveled to Montana to style a friend’s hair for her wedding day — letting the bride cash in on a promise that Walker made to her in the 8th grade.

It’s the kind of allegiance that prompts Walker’s friends to call her “well-loved” and “unique.”

Walker, in turn, says she loves living in Craig because of her friends, not winter’s chilly climes.

“I would have moved because of the weather, but I have the best caliber of friends here,” she said. “They’d probably try trip me if I tried to go.”

Walker moved to Craig 10 years ago and has worked at the hair salon on Yampa Avenue for the past three years. She has two sons and a daughter in Craig. But Walker said she most loves spending time with her 21-year-old daughter, Crystal.

“We get pretty wild with makeup and hair,” she said. “She knows I’m the mom more than anything else, but we also have fun.”

Walker said she loves her job, a career that inspires her artsy side, letting her dabble in a broad array of nail polish colors and paint a variety of designs. Walker’s love of beauty salons started at a young age.

“I can remember looking through the window at the beauty shop across the street and seeing all the beehives and hairdos,” she said. “I thought that was cool stuff.”

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