Half a century of haircuts


Former Minden Mayor George Piester, 95, has his hair cut by Hastings
barber Don Meininger, 80, Thursday morning in Minden.

MINDEN — Then: Former Minden Mayor George Piester sought out Hastings hair stylist Don Meininger more than 50 years ago when Piester wasn’t satisfied with the haircuts he was getting in Minden.

“I heard his name so I looked into it,” Piester said. “I’ve been there ever since. He knows hair, he knows how to treat it. The first thing he’d done was change my part from the left side to the right side because I had a cow lick.”

Now: Running his hands through the 95-year-old Piester’s luxurious head of hair before cutting it Thursday, Meininger said what Piester has is a thing of beauty.

“George’s got a beautiful head of hair and he’s always had a beautiful head of hair and he respects it and we always style it,” Meininger said. “How would I describe it? It’s just wonderful to work with, it really is.”


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