Stylists share reopening experience


By Hannah Richardson,

Last weekend and this week, we saw the reopening of several industries after the Phase 1 Proclamation was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards May 14. This allowed museums, zoos, places of worship, restaurants, libraries, etc. to open their doors to the public once again, but not without several rules and regulations. One industry that has had to abide by a hefty amount of strict standards are beauty shops, salons and barbershops.

According to the State Fire Marshal, salons must allow a 25 percent capacity, place chairs 8 feet apart, close their waiting areas, screen their customers for fever or respiratory symptoms, and sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. A few owners of beauty salons in Natchitoches have shared their experiences with the upkeep of these standards since reopening and the huge amount of appointments that have been flooding in. They are Lindsay Vead of Southern Belle Hair Salon, Lesha Etheredge of the Hair Bar and Holly Seaman of Southern Roots Salon.

Q: How many staff does the salon employ?

Vead works solo at Southern Belle Hair Salon.

Etheredge said the Hair Bar currently has eight full-time stylists.

Seaman works with two other stylists, Colie Hall and Morgan Ragan, at Southern Roots Salon.

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