Valerie Bass is the owner/operator of Hair Creations, offering sets, haircuts, perms, color, and styling since 1982.“And, as always, the entertainment is free!” she said.
One of the most challenging times Bass has faced as a business owner occurred in 2008, when her business partner and best friend, Janice Lee Mitchem, passed away.
“It was a very difficult time,” she said.
Since then, she has moved her location twice, and is now on Buckley Hall Road in Mathews.
“I have been very blessed to have been in business for 39 years,” said Bass. “My many customers have become like friends and family.”
A Mathews native, Bass graduated from Mathews High School in 1980, and the following year graduated from Jan-Mar Beauty Academy in Newport News, earning her Virginia State Board Cosmetology license.
Bass and her husband, John, live in Onemo and have one son, Tyler Bass.
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