> Out and About: William Gleason

Out and About: William Gleason

Out and About: William Gleason
Some businesses begin as a dream. That's exactly how William Gleason started Hairdresser On Fire. Established on August 16, 2002, it is located at 176 Broad St. Services include, full highlighting, color services, permanents, keratin treatments, men's, women's, and children's haircuts, massage therapy, facial waxing.

All hair services include a consultation, shampoo and conditioning, stress relieving scalp, neck and shoulder massage, and your choice of a makeup touchup or a hand treatment.

William was born in Deep River and raised in Middletown. He attended high school in northern Maine. He then moved to Brigham City and Provo for a year. William was a missionary in Portugal for two years. Upon moving back to the US in 1994, he took up residence in Enfield, where he then attended the Connecticut Institute of Hair Design in East Hartford. Following training, he went to NYC where he worked for Sebastian International as an educator for a year. He moved back to Connecticut, taking up a job at Panache in New Haven, near Yale University. He then moved to Windsor, working at Cutting Edge for about a year. Following that, he opened up his own salon.

William says he wanted to be a hairdresser since he was five years old. It all started with wanting a Barbie Styling Head for Christmas. People informed him that wasn't going to happen because Barbie is for girls. Therefore, he never did get that gift. Yet, he was not deterred from his dream. Once he was done doing his missionary work in Portugal, he was determined to get his hairdressing license. Before that, he had wanted to work at a salon while in high school. His parents did not want him to as they were afraid what people would say. They told him to wait until he had graduated. "I just knew I wanted to be a stylist or do stuff for film and television." Later on, William answered many want ads. Employers wanted to hire him, but strictly on commission. "I couldn't make a living on commission because I had no clients." Linda at Cutting Edge here in Windsor offered William minimum wage, which he took and worked there for about a year.

Shortly afterward, William discovered a small salon called, Designs at 176 Broad St. The owner was giving up her business and leave for West Hartford. The space became available. William says, "I kind of wanted to branch out and see if I could run a business."

Hairdresser On Fire was born, and has since thrived for over sixteen years so far. The name derives from a song by British pop star, Morrissey.

William loves the town, "I fell in love with Windsor and I've never wanted to leave since. Instead of doing New York again, I settled for an awesome town." He notes that Windsor reminds him of the town he grew up in, Deep River. "I feel like, everybody whether you like it or not knows your business. Everybody knows each other. There's a certain amount of safety and security within that." He says he thinks Windsor is a diverse town.

He now lives in the center of it all, at the Windsor Station Apartments. William is a former Windsor Jaycees member and currently tours with the Hartford Gay Men's Choir. He has been a constant contributor to the Windsor High School Arts Department and their various events for students. William is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

On his off time, William takes care of his grandson, and often goes clubbing when time allows.

Three words that describe William: Unique. Fierce. Madonna.


Events

Cut the Cord
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Sep 24 at 97 B Pierson Lane
Iceland Trip Document Night
Sep 24 at Town Hall
Monday Morning Book Club
Sep 24 at Windsor Public Library
Park Here - Fly There
Sep 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
“You Asked For It"
Sep 25 at Chamber office
Your Ancestry DNA Results
Sep 25 at Windsor Historical Society
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Sep 25 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Police Cadets Recognition
Sep 26 at Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Sep 27 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Sep 27 at 240 Broad Street
From Jazz to Soul
Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
Paint Night On the Farm
Sep 27 at Brown's Harvest
Windsor Citizens Academy
Sep 27 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Ray of Hope Celebration Bash
Sep 28 at The North House 1 Nod Road Avon, CT 06001
Maple To Table Fundraising Dinner
Sep 28 at Northwest Park
$5 after 5pm Saturdays in September
Sep 29 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Home Alone Safety Class
Sep 29 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Oct 2 at Tunxis Grill, 3 Tunxis Avenue
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 2 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
Heritage Brick Installation
Oct 3 at Brick Patio at Central Street
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 4 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 4 at 240 Broad Street
Free Genealogy Support Group!
Oct 4 at Windsor Historical Society
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 4 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 4 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Senior Health Fair/Flu Shot Clinic
Oct 4 at Windsor Sr. Ctr. @ LP Wilson Community Ctr., 599 Matianuck Ave, Windsor, CT
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 4 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Outdoor Family Movie Night
Oct 5 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
World Smile Day
Oct 5 at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 1095 Kennedy Road Windsor, CT
Chili Challenge
Oct 6 at Windsor Town Green
Grace Church Rummage & Bake Sale
Oct 6 at 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Lions Fall Craft Fair
Oct 6 at Town Greene
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Art Demonstration by Sharon Kokay
Oct 9 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Essential Oils 101
Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 9 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
1918 Spanish Flu & future epidemics
Oct 10 at Windsor Historical Society
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 10 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Oct 10 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Anthem Coffee Social
Oct 11 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 11 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 11 at 240 Broad Street
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 11 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 11 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 11 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
"You Asked For It"
Oct 11 at Chamber office
Young Professional's Escape Room
Oct 12 at AdventurEscape Room in Windsor Locks
ARC Babysitters Training Class
Oct 13 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Choose your own adventure sale
Oct 14 at House of books and games
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Healthy Minds
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Magic of Communication
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
Vlogging 101: Vlog like a superstar
Oct 16 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Oct 16 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 16 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 17 at Windsor Public Library
You Asked For It
Oct 17 at Chamber office
Fall Yoga at Northwest Park
Oct 18 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 0695
Farmers’ Market
Oct 18 at 240 Broad Street
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 18 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 18 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 18 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Flashlight Maze
Oct 19 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
Wine & Whiskey Tasting
Oct 19 at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Cut the Cord
Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Oct 22 at Windsor Public Library
Color Odyssey
Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
Healthy Minds
Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 23 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Oct 24 at Windsor Public Library
Candidates Night
Oct 24 at Windsor Town Hall
Park Here - Fly There
Oct 24 at Hampton Inn located at 2168 Poquonock Avenue • Windsor, CT
Mother - Daughter Circle
Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Oct 25 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Silk'n Sounds
Oct 25 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Citizens Academy
Oct 25 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
Flashlight Maze
Oct 26 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
Color Odyssey
Oct 27 at Windsor Public Library
Flashlight Maze
Oct 27 at Browns Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Credit Score Lunch and Learn
Oct 30 at 360 Federal Credit Union
Healthy Minds
Oct 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Oct 30 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
MEDICARE Changes for 2019
Oct 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Nightmare on Broad Street
Oct 31 at Windsor Town Center
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Nov 1 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Windsor Citizens Academy
Nov 1 at Various Town of Windsor faciliities
St. Gabriel School Open House
Nov 4 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave. Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 5 at LP Wilson Community Center
Healthy Minds
Nov 6 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Still Young Book Club
Nov 6 at Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Ave
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 6 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 7 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 7 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Parenting 101
Nov 8 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
Cook book sale
Nov 11 at 1073 Palisado Ave
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 12 at LP Wilson Community Center
Essential Oils: Winter Immune Suppo
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Healthy Minds
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 13 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Nov 14 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 14 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Nov 14 at Windsor High School J113
Mother - Daughter Circle
Nov 15 at 330 WIndsor Avenue Community Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Nov 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Nov 20 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Nov 20 at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Nov 21 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Nov 21 at Windsor Public Library