Brainerd hairdresser, 83, cuts out after 60-plus years in business


Essentially, that’s what kept John Wgeishofski in the hairdressing business for more than 60 years.

“I had to keep working,” the recent retiree said during an interview Tuesday, Sept. 21, while sitting on his deck, surrounded by homegrown flowers.

The brightly colored plants outside, paired with the hand-painted artwork covering the walls inside the house, represent the multiple faces of Wgeishofski’s artistry.

He’s an artist in every sense of the word, according to Joyce Moran, a client of Wgeishofski’s for over 40 years.

“Artistic with hair, artistic with flowers, artistic with paints,” she said.

Moran remembers Wgeishofski styling her hair…

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