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Susan Carrier gives Dovis Lloyd a style Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Shear Style in Marine City. After more than 50 years as a hair dresser, Carrier is retiring.

Marine City hairdresser Susan Carrier has made many friends while standing behind the chair for 50 years. 

“I’ve found something I like to do, and I get to do it for 50 years,” Carrier said.

Her customers and coworkers became like family at Shear Style in Marine City. While she knows it’s time to retire, she will miss all the people she’s come to know. 

 “We laugh so much,” she said. “It’s just fun. It is.”

The 69-year-old celebrated her last day of work Thursday. 

One of the most enjoyable parts of Carrier’s career has been working with people one-on-one, she said.  

“Every single one of the women I’ve worked with and all the people I’ve worked on, they become like friends. And I got to know a lot of different people. They help me through my things, I help them. I know their kids’ names and about their lives,” Carrier said. “I really enjoy people one-on-one and whether it’s a good or sad occasion, we come together, we really do.”

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