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90-Year-Old Hairdresser Has No Plans to Slow Down

Anne Moratto | September 28, 2016 | 12:13 PM

90-year-old Mabel Robinson has been running her salon business since receiving her hairdressing and cosmetology certificate from Boston's Wilfred Academy in 1946, making it the longest-running business of its kind in Atlantic Canada, if not in the country.

She is the subject of  a National Film Board documentary Mabel, directed by Teresa MacInnes, which premiered  at the Atlantic Film Festival.

"I enjoy it, I like meeting the people and talking to them, I think it's what keeps me going, really," Mabel says."I know some people think it's crazy to keep working, but I enjoy it, so that's the main thing."

See the full article about Mabel, her long and satisfying career and the film, here at localxpress.ca  The video below via CBC Nova Scotia/YouTube.

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