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Taunton beauty salon owner recounts childhood in war-torn Liberia

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A tthe end of July, social worker Motee Kallon opened Motee’s Beauty Salon at 425 Bay St. in Taunton, out of which she also runs her own event planning service, Motee’s Events and Floral Designs. Kallon came to the United States from Liberia in 1998. [JORDAN DESCHENES/TAUNTON GAZETTE] Hide caption By Jordan Deschenes / Taunton Gazette

TAUNTON — For the better part of her life, Motee Kallon has enjoyed helping others.

Less than two weeks ago, Kallon opened Motee’s Beauty Salon in Taunton as a means of continuing what had been a “side job” for her since she was first inspired to cut hair while attending high school.

Today, she said that the goal of her salon is to accommodate any customer who walks through the doors — even those with hair types who may have had difficulties in the past in finding a consistent stylist able to adequately handle their locks.

“I want anyone to be able to just come in and feel comfortable knowing that they can get their hair cut…everyone with any hair type is welcome here,” said Kallon, who opened her salon at 425 Bay St.

“My goal is to encourage everyone to feel beautiful and just relax.”

Kallon — who immigrated to the United States from Liberia in 1998 and moved to Taunton from Boston three years ago – has also established a home base for another business she has run for the past four years — Motee’s Events and Floral Design.People looking to plan events ranging from weddings […]

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