Troncin Retires from Salon 250
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
When Susie Troncin was in high school, she always enjoyed fixing her mom’s hair at home and trying new styles out on her friends. She never thought that small hobby would lead to a 53-year-long career as a hairdresser.
On Friday, Salon 250 hosted a retirement party for Troncin. She claimed that, while she is ready to retire, it will feel a little strange having extra free time for awhile.
“When I was driving here this morning, I thought, ‘This is my last day of work. I don’t have to go to work anymore. This feels different’,” said Troncin. “Some of my ladies I will miss. I have fixed and done some of their hair for 50 years. It’s going to be different for awhile, but I am ready.”
Troncin worked at Salon 250 for 21 years. Brenda Draper, the owner of the salon, said the staff had become more like family than co-workers, making it even more difficult to see Troncin leave.
“It’s been great working with Susie; she’s such a great person,” said Draper. “Everyone here is a family. She’s been with me for 21 years, and that’s something for a hairdresser. We’ve had some good times, some rough times, but we have gotten through it all together and it’s been a wonderful journey.”
While Troncin is now retired from the salon, she said doesn’t see herself staying away for long. She explained that she sees the salon as a community center, a place where everyone gathers to spend time together and interact.
“Someone asked me what I would do with my free time and I said, ‘Well, when I get tired of my husband, I’ll probably come back to the salon and fold towels or answer the phone’,” said Troncin. “I just want to come back and visit the ladies.”