Nora Elkins (center), 53 of Ingleside opened ‘Beauty Buzz’ in late August with two other stylists, Kelly Camren of Ingleside (right) and Karla Sanchez (left) of Aransas Pass.
Elkins is closely connected to her religion and belief in Jesus Christ, having grown up in an impoverished family, her determination and faith gave her the strength and will to succeed, a subject that still brings her to tears when she looks back at what she’s been through to do so.
Elkins shop is located at 3019 Main St. (FM 1069) in Ingleside in what had been ‘Litte I’s’, previously, the Mexicanthemed candy and fruit shop relocating to their store in Aransas Pass. Signs outside that promote ‘Beauty Buzz’ welcomes Spanish-speaking customers.
Small signs hang on a wall representing the workstation of stylist Nora Elkins, proud owner of ‘Beauty Buzz’ that opened its doors to customers for the first time in late August. One reads, ‘Thankful, Grateful, and Truly Blessed’. Ask the 53-yearold Ingleside resident why her faith and religious beliefs are so important, and she breaks down in tears. She is reminded how difficult her early life was, growing up in an impoverished family, toiling as the daughter of Mexican immigrants to succeed both spiritually and financially, memories of the long struggle impossible to forget.