If those walls could talk: A requiem for Becky’s Beauty Salon

An oral history finds the rural South Georgia institution bidding farewell after nearly 60 years of top caliber haircuts and genial customer service

The fading red, white, and blue barbershop pole leads to the compact red brick building where Becky’s Beauty Salon founder Becky Davis humbly learned her craft in the early 1960s. It’s also the setting for a warmhearted get-together for fellow beauticians Linda Faye Hattaway [center] and Cathy Harrell [right] in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

The Becky Harper Davis Interview