Jeanie Hertz puts wrap on career as stylist


November 1, 2023

Jeanie Hertz standing behind client Janie Beasley in her chair with protective wrap on.

courtesy of Janie Beasley

END OF A CAREER – Jeanie Hertz on her last day at La Conner Hair Design with client Janie Beasley.

After 42 years on the job in La Conner, Jeanie Hertz ended her career Thursday the way it started – with style.

The buoyant and cheery cosmetologist, who began styling hair when shaggy bobs and wispy bangs were all the rage, has handed over the keys to La Conner Hair Design on Maple Avenue to Katrina Brumley, ending what has literally been a colorful four-decade tenure at the local salon.

The transition, as might be expected, has been bittersweet.

“I cried for three days when I made the decision,” Hertz, who had originally planned to retire in April, told the Weekly News. “I feel...

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