Free cut for centenarian

Julia Gibson enjoys a brandy as she has her hair done by Hair Freedom's Jonathan Griffin. Picture: Marcus Whisson d425995
Julia Gibson enjoys a brandy as she has her hair done by Hair Freedom's Jonathan Griffin. Picture: Marcus Whisson d425995

Loyal customer Julia Gibson celebrated the milestone recently and the Mt Hawthorn salon delivered on its promise.

Ms Gibson has been getting her hair coloured, cut and set by salon owner Jonathan Griffin for the past 20 years and said she felt no older than the first time they met.

‘I don’t feel any different, I feel just the same,’ she said.

‘Jonathan was 22 when I first came here and his service is brilliant.’

Born in Wales on September 11, 1914, Ms Gibson arrived in Perth in 1921 with her three sisters and has been a Mt Lawley resident for about 60 years.

She married her husband Tom in 1940 and the couple had no children.

However, she has several nieces and nephews who enjoyed helping her celebrate the special birthday.

Mr Griffin said he felt privileged to have Ms Gibson as a client.

‘We have a huge mixture of clientele ranging from one year old to 100 years old,’ he said.

‘Our older clients are very important to us. We’ve had a few ask if they can have theirs (hair) for free at 90, but we told them they’re going to have to hold out like Julia.’