Moore helps make world beautifulPublished 4:29pm Monday, January 13, 2014
By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist
Even before her official graduation from Aveda Cosmetology, Jessica Moore had the promise of a job at the 30-year established salon of Hair Dimension.
After spotting the open position, calling and interviewing with the owner, Moore was impressed with the longevity, not only of the salon, but with several long-time operators.
“There are cosmetologists that have been employed here for eight, 10, 15 and even 30 years. We are all like a big family, each willing to help out the other,” Moore said.
For Moore, who began at Hair Dimension in October 2013, her job is “the best.” Alabaster has been an on-again off-again experience for her.
Born and schooled here until second grade, her family moved to Clinton, Miss. When Moore was in ninth grade, she attended Thompson High School for two months before another move to Dothan, where in 2011 Moore graduated from a private academy.
Cosmetology had been her dream all along, so with a move back to Alabaster to help care for grandparents, Melton and Kathleen Stepp, Moore enrolled at Aveda.
Parents Debra and Rodney Moore, along with Jessica live with the grandparents, and the three-generation plan is just great according to Moore.
“It is such a neat experience to be sharing with my grandparents. I am so blessed to have them every day,” she said.
Moore also has an older brother in Mississippi and an older sister in Gadsden.
“My second passion is singing – I will sing at the drop of a hat,” she said.
Jessica once sang in a band and loves both country and church music. A recent advocate of Crossfit, Moore is determined to stick with her plan for a more healthy body and lifestyle.
Moore said her goal is to someday own her own shop, get married and have children. But in the meantime she loves where she is, the friendliness of both customers and co-workers and the opportunity to build her clientele.
“I am making the world beautiful — one head at the time,” she said.