A Fresno woman has served her community cutting hair for over four decades and she does not have plans to stop anytime soon.
Bettye Luiz, 87, is the owner of Shields & West Barber Shop in Central Fresno. She opened up her shop back in 1977. However, her journey to becoming a barber began in the 1940s.
“I was a kid and did field work, my face looking at the ground and the sun. I told my dad I don’t want this life,” she explained. “I want something better. I wanted to be a barber.” Read more.