Janet Siers was the oldest of twins born in Charleston
and raised until age 13 in Minnora. After moving to Fayette County, she
graduated in 1969 from Gauley Bridge High School, and spent several
years as a secre-tary for West Virginia Tech in social science and
In 1982, she moved to New Smyrna, Fla., where she
attended International Academy of Hair Design in South Daytona. She
graduated in 2001, but soon found herself moving back to the area to
take care of her parents.
Siers has two children, Tawni and Heather, and is the
grandmother of five. She remembers her childhood in Calhoun, and is glad
She returned to Calhoun in 2005 to live with her
parents, and took care of them for three and a half years.
She began her hair business, Styles and Smiles, in 2007.
She does cuts, perms, waxes and highlights, and hopes to do coloring,
manicures and pedicures in the future.
“I like the community. People help when you need it. I
love to do older ladies’ hair. The husbands sit in here and tell stories
about old times. It’s fun,” said Siers, as she “styled and smiled.”
She is excited about recent months with business really
picking up. “I love doing hair. The better you look, the better you
feel. People come in and leave a new person. It’s great,” laughed Siers.
Her customers range in age and size. While being
interviewed, she eased a little boy’s fears and gave him the haircut he
desired. He smiled sheepishly as his Mohawk took form. When it was over,
she had a new friend and a faithful customer.
Janet Siers cuts the hair of customer Anita Greathouse.
Besides doing hair, Siers is a correspondent for the
Chronicle, and enjoys gardening and raising flowers. She sweeps up the
hair and creates a mixture she adds to new bulbs when planting. With a
little human hair and oatmeal, she said that no plant can go wrong.
Resourceful and energetic, Siers is open for business
for anyone. Her shop is between Chloe and Walker Creek Road. Walk-ins
are welcomed, or appointments can be made at 655-7254.
Janet’s Styles and Smiles will not disappoint you. When
you step in the shop, you may hear some old time stories, enjoy
the view of some lovely flowers, and experience the kind
hospitality of the smiling Janet Siers.