Kelly Alvey (left) talks to her friend Rhonda Gillham about how frizzy her hair gets at the salon.
Kelly Alvey (from left), Rhonda Gillham and Katrina Payne joke about how the book "50 Shades of Grey" made Rhonda's eyes red and swollen, even though the reaction is actually a result of seasonal allergies.
Antique hair clippers are displayed on a window at Kelly's Mane Event. Kelly Alvey, the owner, has bought antique hairdresser tools at various auctions over the years.
Kelly Alvey shampoos Pam Leadingham's hair after redoing her highlights at Kelly's Mane Event hair salon. Pam, who teaches math at South Middle School, has been a client of the salon for a decade. "It makes me happy to make them look better," Kelly says.
Kelly Alvey blow-dries Jean Berger's shirt after doing her hair at Kelly's Mane Event. While washing her hair, Kelly accidentally splashed Jean's clothes.
Kate Smith, 92, reads "People" Magazine, while she waits for her hair to dry at Kelly's Mane Event. As one of the regulars of the salon, she visits every Friday morning.
Kelly Alvey cleans her station at the end of the day before she leaves Kelly's Mane Event. She said she used to hire a housekeeper to clean the salon, but can't afford it anymore. After she was diagnosed with vasculitis — inflammatory destruction of blood vessels — in 2002 and went through a divorce in 2003, her finances drastically declined.
Kelly Alvey counts up her income from the past week on a Friday evening in the back room of her hair salon, Kelly's Mane Event.
Kelly Alvey, (right), holds Gladys Luck's purse as she puts her rain scarf on after receiving her weekly hairdo at Kelly's Mane Event. Because 90-year-old Gladys has walking difficulties, Kelly assists her when she leaves the salon.