Hammond proud to live in Coshocton County

| December 10, 2018

COSHOCTON – Morgan Hammond, a 2003 graduate of River View High School and a completer of the cosmetology program at the Coshocton County Career Center, is happy to call Coshocton County home.

“I absolutely wanted to stay here after school,” she said. “I had moved around a lot and had never been in one place very long. I wanted a sense of home and pride in where I am from.”

Hammond started her cosmetology career here in Coshocton while she was still in school. Her first job was at Famous Hair where she worked as a receptionist and then stylist manager. From there she moved on to Country Clips in 2007. Hammond was there for seven years before she and her husband Jeremy purchased the salon in 2014 and renamed it Split Ends Hair Salon.

“I wanted to be the only person in charge of my destiny, my goals and my visions and share them with others,” Morgan said.

Her clients are what she enjoys most about her job.

“You create such friendships with people,” Morgan said. “People trust you with their whole life. You are therapeutic for them and they give you a different perspective on your own life. The clients are who make Split Ends Hair Salon.”

When she took over the salon, there were four girls working there and now she is fully staffed with six stylists and one nail tech.

“In a weird way I get to change people’s lives when they are sitting in my chair,” Morgan said. “You never know what they are going through and the difference you can make to them that day. I find such a purpose in making other people feel good.”

She also enjoys being part of weddings.

“My bridal business is huge because I will travel to the wedding,” Morgan said. “It’s so cool to see your clients get married and then have kids. I’ve gotten to watch some of them grow up too. There are clients who I started cutting their hair when they were 10 and now they are in college or moving on to the next step of their life.”

In addition to working at her salon, Morgan also is a member of the current Leadership Coshocton County class.

“I wanted to learn more about the town I live in,” she said. “Even though I’ve lived here for 18 years I don’t know lot about it. I want to be more engaged in the community.”

She already is active at Keene Elementary School, where her daughter Madison is in the fifth grade and her youngest daughter Lux is in second grade.

“I’m Keene’s PTO president and I do that because of the kids,” Morgan said. “I love being in PTO. I get to do fun things with the school and my kids reap the benefits.”

Outside of school the girls are involved with various community activities and the family enjoys going to the local movie theater and Roscoe Village.

“There is a Coshocton everywhere with similar problems we have,” Morgan said. “If you have a problem with Coshocton there is probably a reason why, but you should be proud of the community you live in especially if you work here and your kids go to school here. Have pride in where you live. Rally around the community and support it.”

Editor’s note: The Beacon is working with the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce to highlight young professionals in the community.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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