Toledo According to… Deb Augustine

. January 18, 2019.

Deb Augustine

Years lived in Toledo: All my life in the 419 area.
Occupation: Hair stylist, artist

One song lyric to describe my ideal self: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you might just find you get what you need.” – Rolling Stones

Most people know me for: Being a hairstylist at the Beehive East.

I wish more people knew me for: Glass blowing.

The best thing I’ve ever eaten in Toledo was: Cherry and cheese coffee cake at Zyndorf’s Bakery (R.I.P.).

The street I drive on/walk on most often is: Adams Street.

What makes me truly feel alive: Riding my

The best time I ever had in Toledo: Old West End Festival.

If I could change one thing about Toledo: More bike lanes.bike3

If I knew I could get away with it, I would: Buy the Executive Towers and make condos out of them.

The best view in Toledo: On the east side looking toward the city.

When I’m craving Indian food, I go to: The Indian Jewel of Toledo.

The artists and musicians I love: Mr. Taylor, Yusuf Lateef, Eamon King, Bitch Thunder, Jeff Stewart, and Dustin Nichols.

Art by Yusuf Lateef.

Art by Yusuf Lateef.

The Toledoan I most admire: John Elkost of

The reason I am most proud of myself right now: That I stayed true to myself, that I’m an independent woman.

The Toledoan I’ve met in passing that I’d love to get coffee with: Marcy Kaptur.

The last time I had a serious ‘oh my god my stomach hurts’ belly laugh was when: Almost everyday!

When I was in High School, I probably would have been described as: The same as today— a free spirit and a leader. I follow what’s fun!

If I met the 16-year-old me, she would: Read more.

If you could have a drink with any person or character— fictional, real, living or past— who would it be? Barack Obama.

My favorite local people to follow on social media are: Handmade Toledo.

What I’m listening to right now: A Tribe Called Quest, Red Wanting Blue, Dolly Parton, Oliver Hazard, and The Lumineers.

On a typical day, I wear: A dress and leggings.

I could sum up my personal style with these five words: Colorful, carefree, boho, toddler grandma, and rule breaker.

The type of garment or accessory that I have the most of: Kimonos and scarfs.bike2

My style icon: Cyndi Lauper.

  • Not Again

    Haha, funny stuff. What, no free stuff for everyone? :{