The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 23, 1987 · Page 13
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 13

Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, August 23, 1987
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THE BAVTOWN SUN Sunday, August 23. 19V7 S-B (PEOPLE bayfowij arms Off N AIMS tNUPM* MANMNMTMI 422-0441 Hairdresser celebrates 50 years here By LOUISE SHAW Eulalia Davis, owner of La Voyl Beauty Shop, is celebrating her 50th anniversary in business here. A native of Gillette, she grew up there and in the nearby town of Nixon. Wanting to be a teacher, she entered Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos at the age of 18. Her stay in college was short- lived, however. Economic conditions forced her to quit and go to work. Although, at that time, she had no formal schooling in hair styling, she had a talent. Susie Cowie, a family friend, asked Mrs. Davis to go to work in her beauty shop in Kennedy. Mrs Davis worked there 18 months until a boyfriend talked her into going to work for his aunt who owned a chain of beauty shops. She was named manager of a shop in Corpus Christi. "I was awful young to start out on my own but I did it anyway," Mrs. Davis recalled. From there, she went to San Antonio. Dallas and back to Corpus Christi before going back to work for Mrs. Cowie. "She now lived here and wanted to open a shop here. 1 couldn't turn her down. She was such a loving person," Mrs. Davis said. The shop was named La Voyl after Mrs. Cowie's daughter, Voyl. It was first located in the balcony of Union Drug Store on Texas Avenue, Mrs. Davis said. The two women worked there until Labor Day, one year later, when the shop was moved to its present location at 6 N. Gaillard. During World War II the shop grew to employ nine operators who worked some 13 hours a day. "Shampoos and sets were then 35 cents/' Mrs. Davis said. "Perms were $3." Several years later these prices went to 50 cents for a shampoo and set and $5 for a perm. "Prices gradually grew because expenses grew." Mrs. Davis said. When Mrs. Cowie decided to sell her shop, Mrs. Davis bought it. In 1950. Mrs. Davis' husband died of a heart attack. Their daughter was only 6-months-old. "baytown, and my friends, were my salvation," Mrs. Davis said. Mrs. Davis said she has seen a lot of changes in the Texas Avenue area since she opened her shop. Mrs. Davis, who still works six days a week, said she plans to retire by January. "It's hard to turn loose. My friends (customers) depend on me," she said. "They get desperate when they think about going somewhere else." Mrs. Davis is a 50-year member of Memorial Baptist Church, where she presently serves as secretary of the Adult 1C Department. ' Her daughter. Ina Kathryn Lewis, lives in San Antonio. EULALIA DAVIS puts th« ftni»hln« touches on • new hairdo for Audrey Painter, one of her longtime customers. Mrs. D«vU, owner and operator of La Voyl Beauty Shop, 6 GallUrd, for the last» y**r», was honored with a surprise reception by her customers. 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