Shelly Branche

Published 8:50 am Friday, November 20, 2009

Name: Shelly Branche

Age: 36

Occupation and title: Hairstylist at Tangles Hair and Nail Salon

Spouse’s name: John

Children’s names and ages: Kaylee, 10, and Jenna, 8

Church affiliation: Rock Church

If I could change my name, I’d make it: I like my name, and I wouldn’t change it.

Pet I’d like to own: Horse

People say I look like: My cousin, Cathy Williams

Favorite movie of all time: “The Notebook”

TV show I never miss: Any Lifetime movie

The secret to happiness is: Love everyone and be happy with what you have

I wish I knew how to: Be a veterinarian

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Sweet Home Alabama”

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Pizza, chocolate chip cookies and coffee

Three words that best describe me: Friendly, helpful and dependable

One superpower I wish I had: To heal people from sickness and disease

Book currently on my nightstand: Bible

My proudest achievement: Getting married and raising my children

My most humbling moment: The birth of my children

My most recent trip: To Charlottesville to visit my new baby nephew Blake

My life won’t be complete until: My girls are through school and college, get married and have children of their own

My friends think I’m: Nice

I really lose my cool when: People are mean to each other

Favorite college sports team: Virginia Tech

Favorite pro sports team: Redskins

Favorite color: Green

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Treat people the way you want to be treated — my parents, Garland and Gina Lowe

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To give my life to Jesus Christ

Which local charitable or nonprofit organization do you wish more people would support? Red Cross

What gives you the blues? Children who are abused

What’s your best childhood memory? Playing outside with my dog Max. Spending the night with grandparents — Christmas morning.

What’s your most recent venture? Opening a new business — Tangles Hair and Nail Salon