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By Erin Schwager
Journalist 

Strope provides hometown hair service

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Erin Schwager | SAM

Local service • After starting her salon in a trailer, Shelly Strope opened a new shop in 2002 in Orchard.

Cut It Up in Orchard has also offered services to the local communities for several years.

Shelly Strope started her first hair salon in 1983, in a trailer, in Orchard. She ran the business for a few years until she gve birth her son, Skyler, in 1991.

After his arrival, she decided to take a break from being a hair stylist for about 10 years. As the years passed, she decided to have the shop boys from the Orchard School build a new salon in 2001. She even remembers working on the shop when they heard the horrifying news of 9/11.

"I remember I was coming in, and they were doing something...



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