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Local salons close but are optimistic they will come back stronger

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Local salons, tattoo parlors, and spas were ordered to close Saturday evening, but one salon owner is optimistic her business will come back stronger than before.

Premier Salons closed its doors Saturday afternoon at 4, to do its part in stopping the spread of the Coronavirus in Yuma.

Owner Karina Schofield said that she saw it coming, but it was more what was the salon going to come back from the closure. She remains optimistic.

"I'll tell you something, when we come back we are going to come back stronger," said Schofield.

Schofield is also making sure her employees can worry about one less during the closure by not making them pay their monthly rent.

"One thing that I had kept thinking about was how is it that I can put my girls at ease, my team," explained Schofield. "So, one less thing they would have to stress about would be the rent."

Her concern also lies with the ones who kept her doors open before the pandemic forced them to close.

“I’ve had some clients who have already reached out to me who said hey, you said you’d be willing to help me out to take care of my kids. I have a lot of clients that are in the medical field,” explained Schofield.

Now the once packed salon is deserted and Schofield is using this time away to recharge and focus on family.

“I feel like this is going to give me a lot of time for new ideas, new ways to reach out to clients. But I think we have a lot of clients that understand that we’re here for them,” said Schofield.

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Ciara Encinas

Ciara Encinas is an Emmy award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the KYMA in May 2018.


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