It was exactly 1975 when Shelby Owens left her comfortable home and thriving practice in Huntsville, Alabama and moved to Pensacola. It was during a newspaper interview that she was told by a reporter, Bob Thomas with the Pensacola Journal, that Pensacola was actually a Native American name for "city of hairy, red people." This unique name was given to the area after Don Tristan DeLuna's Spanish settlement was destroyed by a hurricane and the survivors of DeLuna's party united with the Native Americans living in the area. The offspring of these unions inherited body and facial hair from their Spanish parents. This hair was uncommon for Native Americans and resulted in a designation of the settlement in which they lived as Panzacola. The name was later changed to its present form by other settlers in the area.
Recognizing some irony in this story, Shelby set out to establish her electrolysis practice and build a rapport with the area's potential consumers of hair removal services. Active in both the Electrolysis Society of Florida and the Society of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Shelby has attained the highest credentials in her profession, including that of Certified Medical Electrologist, and continues to teach and write both for consumers and her colleagues in the hair removal profession. She also spent many years as an unpaid lobbyist in Tallahassee representing consumers of hair removal services by pushing for training and safety requirements for electrologists. Shelby attended Lasertrolysis of Naples, laser training school, where she worked with multiple hair removal lasers.
Shelby's informative book for consumers, About That Hair, can be purchased at bookstores, from your electrologist or at International Hair Route. About That Hair provides you with invaluable information about occult cancer in females, factual information on hair removal and the truth about hair loss! Also included is information on electrolysis, its dangers and benefits, along with a list of drugs that affect hair growth and several illustrations on the hair and skin.
Shelby is especially interested in research into the presence of facial hair on healthy women and its link to inherited conditions such as cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases. If you fit into this category, please email Shelby for a questionnaire.
Shelby Owens welcomes your inquiries. You may contact Shelby by email or phone. Feel free to ask any questions you want. We are required by the State of Florida to charge for consultations, but this $10 charge is applicable to any treatment you receive.