Cyndi Frost Jamerson has had two successful careers, but she keeps going back to the one she likes best -- cosmetology.
Cyndi was a mother of four when enrolled at Ayers State Technical College, now Gadsden State, to earn a degree in cosmetology. It’s a decision she’s never regretted.
Cyndi has owned three beauty salons in Jacksonville. She quit her job as a building consultant and opened the third one, Cuts-N-Curls, at 1831 Pelham Rd., near the state trooper office. Crystal Bonner has been with her since she opened in November.
Cyndi and Crystal guarantee their perms, colors, cuts, highlights and waxes. They have a relaxation room there to unwind while having their hair conditioned.
“Crystal is like me, she’s a people person and loves her customers,” said Cyndi. “Crystal has a steady stream of customers that come in. We both like to try new things and go to classes to learn new techniques.”
Cyndi said some of her customers were babies when she first cut their hair. Now, they bring their children to Cyndi’s shop.
“I have women coming in now that when they had small babies sitting in their car seats, they’d asked me to come out to the car and cut their hair while they were asleep,” said Cyndi. “I had a girl come in the other day and tell me I did her hair for her first prom.”
Cyndi said the most important thing to her in owning her own business is to keep her prices reasonable so families can afford to have their hair done.
“I want them to be able to come in and get what they want without breaking them,” she said. “We provide high quality work without it costing a fortune.”
Cyndi grew up in Cedar Springs. She attended Cedar Springs School and graduated from Jacksonville High School. Her parents are Charles and Shirley Ramsey of Alexandria. Cyndi and her husband, Bart, live in Saks. Bart is a native of Florida and is retired from the Army.
Her son and daughter-in-law, David and Hollie Bonds, live in Southside. They have a daughter, McKenzie. Cyndi’s daughters are Holli Link who lives in Ragland with her daughter Melony, Angie McKinley who lives in Weaver with her husband, Rex, and their son, Rex Jr., and Samantha Bonds, who lives in Southside with her son, Hunter.
“I stay busy being a grandmother of four,” said Cyndi. “They range in age from a year and a half to almost 12, so it’s a wide range to have to play with.”
Crystal and her husband, Scott, live in Piedmont. Their children are Brooke and Logan.
Cyndi likes spending time on the river, reading, writing short stories and poetry and blogging. She’s currently writing a book about growing up in the South.
“I did hair for 25 years, then stopped doing it and went back into the real estate business,” said Cyndi. “I went back to doing hair because I missed it. I like being with the public. I’ve loved both my careers but this is the one I like best.”