In our final installment of Rolling Fork businesses and the impact the Covid crisis had on them, we visited with Candace Windom and Jessica Hatcher, both of whom are in the aesthetics business, one that was deeply impacted by virus restrictions.
While we think that getting our hair cut and getting a massage or facial is essential, the government took a different view during the Stay at Home order due to the proximity in which these providers work with clients. Hair salons, spas, aestheticians, and massage therapists were closed for about 10 weeks.
Candace Windom, owner of Miyori’s Massage and Aesthtics, is happy to be back at work after 2 ½ months of being closed. Now that she is seeing clients again, Candace has deep cleaned the spa, sanitizes well after each appointment, and wears a mask with everyone. She is careful to follow all regulations required by the state and other agencies.
Like Candace, Jessica Hatcher, owner of JB Hatch Salon was forced to close and has now reopened with a laundry list of restrictions from the Health Department, the Barber Board, and the Governor. Now that they are back in the shop, Jessica and Carson Fitzhugh, the other stylist in the shop, may each have one client in the salon at a time, and they all must wear a mask. Everything is cleaned and sanitized between appointments.
Both Candace and Jessica agree that it is important for the community to support local businesses, especially now, because they provide jobs and services for people that live here. That is the only way to keep our community going.
With all the craziness in the world today, take some time to escape! Get a facial and/or a massage, have your hair done, relax and refresh without leaving town! Support Local, Shop Local, Keep Rolling Fork’s Businesses in Business.