The Shears are Clipping Again at Mississippi Beauty Salons
As most moms can attest, visiting a hair salon for a cut, color, or other service can be a real mood-lifter. For many moms, doing without such simple pleasures has been a difficult part of the Covid-19 social distancing.
For both moms and dads, the recent reopening of salons and barber shops across Mississippi has come as a breath of fresh air to those whose color has faded and ends need a good clipping.
“Looking good makes you feel better, and feeling beautiful brings confidence,” explained stylist Marcy O’Bannon of All About You Hair and Facials in the coast city of Pass Christian. She runs a “one-person spa” and provides hair and facial services.
Last week, Governor Tate Reeves began to ease restrictions that prohibited functioning of salons and barber shops. Some health safeguards are in place, but salons across the state are as eager to get back to business as people are eager to touch up roots or get a new “do.”
Current restrictions designed to lessen transmission of Coronavirus include measures such as requiring salon chairs to be six feet apart; wearing of surgical masks or other appropriate face coverings; and a requirement that customers wait outside the building or in their cars until it is their turn to receive services.
The imperative to be extra careful amidst the Coronavirus pandemic is not lost on stylists such as O’Bannon.
“I have a UV sterilization purifier that runs all day,” she said. “I have a Barbicide certificate displayed. I also have a UV sterilizer for my shears and combs. I want my clients to feel safe from any virus or bacteria while being pampered in my shop.”
For more information on the reopening of salons and barber shops in Mississippi, check out this Associated Press article that appeared recently at U.S. News and World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2020-05-11/mississippi-hair-styling-restarts-with-virus-safety-rules