Granddaughter carrying on Freda’s Beauty Rama tradition

Freda's Beauty Rama
Octavia Cox and her grandmother, Freda Long, are shown inside Freda's Beauty Rama in southeast Cedar Rapids. CREDIT CINDY HADISH
Freda’s Beauty Rama & Gift Shop has been in the spotlight as the community rallies to save the building in southeast Cedar Rapids, but to Freda Long, the real story is one of business succession.   “Octavia grew up in this beauty salon,” Ms. Long, 88, said of her granddaughter, Octavia Cox. “She surprised me when […]
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