Landmark Stoughton, MA Business The Cut & Curl Beauty Salon Closes After 51 Years Of Dedicated Service To Its Community

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Prominent woman-owned business closes after owner-operator Elaine Mather retires following 51 years of service.

In its heyday, the Cut & Curl was the place to be with six full-time beauticians busy performing the latest styles, while dozens of clients were drying or waiting their turn. A bustling, busy salon, the Cut & Curl provided a sense of community while servicing multiple generations of families. "It was such an honor to be a part of so many customers' lives," said Elaine Mather, Owner/Operator of Cut & Curl. "We were witness to some of the most personal occasions of our customers, helping them celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and some of their most memorable events."

Elaine was no stranger to hard work, raising a family of 4 children with a hard-working entrepreneur for a husband, making her the primary caretaker to manage the household and family. It's no wonder she never gave it a second thought to take on the day-to-day operations of the Cut & Curl in a time when women-owned businesses were not commonplace.

The Cut & Curl was one of the few shops that could serve three different generations of the family, whether it was a tease, wig or beehive from the '60s, a perm from the '80s, or the latest color trends of today, they worked hard for their customers, their children, and even grandchildren.

Elaine's most proud of the fact that many of her stylists were able to work their entire career at the Cut and Curl. It is difficult for any business to stay relevant for so many decades, and although the Cut & Curl did so with class, Elaine decided it was time to retire as has most of her staff. Notable members of the Cut & Curl staff are Donna (Bannon) Cross and Mary Hanley for over 40 years, Bess Dineen for more than 30 years, Cathy Harvey for 26 years, Maryann Perry for 25 years and Patty (Bannon) Junta for over 20 years.

Delores (Dee) Leonardo, one of Cut and Curl's long-time beauticians of more than 30 years, has moved to Shear Images in Stoughton, Massachusetts, and will continue to see Cut & Curl's customers.

"I am so thankful for all of the customers that allowed me to serve them and stay in business for all these years," said Elaine Mather. "I am eternally grateful for all their support and allowing me to be a part of their lives."

Messages for the Cut and Curl or any of its many employees over the years can be left with the media contact or at their Facebook page or using @elainescutncurl within Facebook

About Cut & Curl

Founded in 1968, the Cut & Curl serviced customers from the same location on Park Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts, for the last 51 years. Initially formed by George Mather Sr., who also ran the Comb & Clipper - a barbershop in the same plaza, the Cut & Curl quickly became the place to be on a Saturday preparing for a big night out in the 1960s. Soon after its opening, Elaine assumed day-to-day operations and has been its owner-operator ever since. The Cut & Curl was the home of more than a dozen beauticians and has served hundreds of customers over the years.

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