You paid him for the hairdo, but what Mitchell Brumfield did for you didn’t stop at your roots.
Brumfield’s clients over nearly four decades of dressing hair knew him as much more than a talented stylist. He was a beloved salon chair shrink and small-time philanthropist whose best work reached far deeper than the cosmetic.
“He wanted nothing more than everyone around him … to be happy,” said Julie Roach, owner of Laurel Hill Salon in Roanoke County where Brumfield worked the last eight years, until his death Wednesday from injuries in an April 6 car crash. He was 54.
Matt Chittum of the Roanoke Times has more on this story.
Click here for photos of Brumfield at the makeover event at Laurel Hill Salon for teachers and staff members at Faith Christian School.