| My name is Peggy Bonnett and I own and operate Peggy's, a small salon located in Rawlins, Wyoming. Two days before salons were shut down due to the COVID 19 virus, the owner of the shop where I was working informed us that she was shutting down the shop and moving. So for a month or so, I had no shop to work at even if I could work. When I was able go back to work with restrictions, I tried to find a new shop but was not successful. Finally, the last person I called had an opening where I could work at his shop on his day off, Monday. So beginning May 11, 2020 I started working on Mondays at My Want Beauty Salon. I worked for over 35 years at The Beauty Shoppe and loved it there. I moved to a shop called Elegance over
years ago due to circumstances beyond my control. I worked at Elegance, renting a chair there until the business closed in July of 2017. I enjoyed my time there and also enjoyed working with the people that I did but the owner decided to close the shop. It was then, unfortunately, time to move on. At that time, I moved to Hair Boutique where I worked until recently. I have been at My Want since May of 2020.
I have lived in Rawlins my entire life, graduating from High School in 1973. I went to beauty school at the Beauty School of Fashion in Casper for a year and then returned to Rawlins, got married and began my hairdressing career.
I have two grown children. My oldest is a son, Kelly who has been married to his wife Jennifer for
and they have two boys, Kellen who is
old and Kooper who is
old. They live in Casper where Kelly is a commercial appraiser trainee and is certified to do business valuations. Kellys wife Jennifer is a 3rd grade teacher at Southridge Elementary. They recently moved into the home they had custom built in an area where their boys will be able to safely play outside.
My daughter is LeAnn, who has been married for
to her husband Corey and they have a daughter Kayla who is
old, a grandson Kyler (my great-grandson) who is
old and a granddaughter Kambree (my great-granddaughter) who is
old. She lives in Rawlins and works at the Child Development Center and Corey works at the Sinclair Refinery as a welding trainer.
I have been married for over
to my husband Lee. Lee is now retired and enjoys doing woodworking to keep himself busy. He worked for twenty years as a conductor on the Union Pacific railroad then took a buy-off and worked for Carbon County for the next twenty years, first for the Carbon County Clerk and then for the Clerk Of District Court.
I love living here in Rawlins and always have. This town has been a great place to raise my two kids and has been very good to me. I intend to retire here and enjoy that opportunity when it feels right to take that step.
I take walk-ins whenever I have an open time so give me a call or come by and see if I can work you in. I love visiting with and doing the hair of my older customers who I have had a relationship with for many years, it is the thing that keeps me going and still makes this a fun job.
I am a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Rawlins and participate in church activities in any way I can. I quilt with two friends from the church every Monday evening. We make quilts to give away to graduating seniors and other church members. My husband and I have had a Harley Davidson motorcycle for
now and we both love going for rides. We have gone to Sturgis for a few days every year for the past
and enjoy that adventure every year. We have a part-time home in Encampment that we spend time at whenever possible. It is a small place but very cozy and we have worked very hard getting it fixed up and ready for use by us and our family. It is time consuming doing all the pending projects but it has been a labor of love and very satisfying when we complete a project.