At the end of the month, Barbara Murphy will hand the key of the Bowen Barber Shop to Jeanette Wrenshall as Murphy heads to Australia to embark on a new adventure.
Wrenshall is known to islanders from working at The Tuscany and as an artist (she just finished a successful show at the Gallery at Artisan Square). She says that she has been cutting hair since 1985, when she completed an apprenticeship program in Ottawa as a stylist (it also included barbering). Wrenshall assures Murphy's customers that much will stay the same but she will explore the feasibility of an online appointment system.
Murphy wants to extend a fond farewell to her loyal clientele that she has been building since she started the business 12 1/2 years ago. A going-away party will be held at the Barber Shop during the day on Thursday, June 27, with cake and coffee and a follow-up party at the pub from 5:30 p.m.