WALLA WALLA, Wash. - They say you can take the girl out of the county but you can't take the country out of the girl. Case in point: Audra Billingsly. She grew up in Walla Walla and went on to hair school in California. Billingsly ended up in Miami where she has styled hair for notable people like Virgin Mobile mogul, Richard Branson's family.
She missed her roots, though, and recently moved back to Walla Walla. Now, she'll split her time between Washington and the Sunshine State.
"It's fun, I have no husband, no kids, no dog. I can do it. So I might as well kind of carpe diem with where I'm at in my life right now," Billingsley said.
"She's such a neat person and anytime she would come home for Christmas or anything we would make her come teach us a class and just hang out. So now to have her back home looking all Miami, covered in tattoos, it's really great," said coworker Kyle Meliah.
Billingsley will make her first trip back to Miami in June. She has 78 clients scheduled in just six days.