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Bayli Johnson, 25 Building the family business By Sara Vanden Berge


t 25, Bayli Johnson knows the value of hard work. She gave up her dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher to jump into the family business — Twisted J — and now helps run the mega-operation at its headquarters in Stephenville. “My mom started the boutique while I was attending school at Weatherford College,” Bayli said. “But I made the decision to quit so I could help her,” a decision she has no regrets about making. Today, Bayli heads up much of the marketing department at Twisted J Apparel and has her hand in just about every facet of the business. “I do all of the purchasing for Twisted J tees and manage the website,” she

Bayli Johnson inside her office at Twisted J Apparel. said. “I work with all of the department heads and appreciate the relationships we have developed. It’s fun to watch the people you work with grow and succeed.” Bayli is no stranger to Erath County. She grew up in Dublin and graduated from Dublin High School in 2010, so she is invested. “Twisted J has worked with Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, Western Wishes, Erath County veterans and Cook Children’s Hospital,” she said. “We have had accomplished. fundraisers for fires in the panhandle, “I think I will always be a part of hurricane relief and numerous other Twisted J. I love it here and I am not causes. I’m proud of what we have

afraid to do anything. The people here are amazing. You can call anyone at any time and they are always there to help.”

Blazi Weippert, 25 Finding joy in all things beautiful By Sara Vanden Berge


s a young girl Blazi Weippert loved makeup and all things related to the beauty industry. Today she has taken that passion and turned it into a successful business. Branded Beauty by Blazi is a quaint room located inside Southern Honey Boutique and Salon, and it’s a place where magic happens. Blazi offers a wide-range of services that include permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, full body waxing, facials, spray tanning, lash and brow tinting and much more. “I love giving back to women,” she said. And that’s exactly what she does. But what makes Blazi special goes


Blazi Weippert is the owner of Branded Beauty by Blazi. deeper than outside appearances. She is kind, warm and makes people feel special. Originally from Oklahoma where she grew up barrel racing, Blazi landed in Stephenville in 2015 to open her business after completing her schooling. “I trained at the Aveda Institute in Dallas for aesthetics and the Dallas Skin Institute for permanent makeup,” she said. And she doesn’t plan on leaving. Blazi plans to continue growing her business in the community she has fallen in love with. “I love everything about Stephenville,” she said. “The people and small town here make it a very special place.”

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