The Autobiography of Cora Jones 'Boot' McLeod
A Century+ of Living: The Autobiography of Cora Jones “Boot” McLeod
Dorothy, Gladys and I decided that we would start our own beauty shop. Don't know how in the world we came up with the name, Tip Top Beauty Shop, but we liked that it rhymed and sounded good. It was a cozy place of business where new girls coming out of Beauty School could come and learn tips and things that we gals knew how to do to make the customers look their best.
Mr. Lemann was renting the building for $15 a month. So Dot, Gladys and I knew that we could handle $5 every month. We stepped out on faith and the rest is history.