Having seen styles change over the years, she has put her talents to use assisting her daughter, Sooner Theater Executive Director Jennifer Heavner Baker, with hair styles, both for Baker’s own career on stage and for theater productions.
“She has come in many times and saved the day with period hair styles and wigs for Sooner Theater and theaters in other towns,” Baker said.
Heavner recalled the years when her phone was constantly on her shoulder.
“I raised my kids by phone,” she said. “My customers and other stylists helped me raise my kids, even taking them to lessons or practices when I couldn’t get away.”
Although she still works full time, she finds time to enjoy the activities of her seven grandchildren, age 8 to 13. Baker has two daughters, and Heavner’s son, Chris, an engineer in Dallas, has twins and triplets.