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Jobs coming back as some small Tulsa businesses reopen May 1st

Posted at 7:31 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 06:12:22-04

TULSA, Okla. — With the stay at home order expiring, many small businesses are planning to reopen their doors today.

One of those businesses is a beauty salon by the name of JNBrow, owned by Jaedon Payne.

Payne has been an esthetician for nearly five years. She says the hardest part about closing their doors nearly a month ago was not knowing what would happen next.

“We are just trying to make sure that we all come back and take safe guidelines with ourselves, while protecting others as well,” Payne said.

As a small Tulsa business that relies completely on the community, opening up is helping them financially.

“When you are in the beauty industry, things are a little bit different when it comes to financial needs,” Payne said.

Payne tells 2 Works for You they are making sure they will protect everyone who walks through their doors by requiring that everyone wear masks at all times, and by keeping a minimum amount of people in the building at a time.

“We are following all of the guidelines that were sent to us by the CDC, sent by the state board of people waiting in their cars, we know, just with us opening, I still want to be a part of the solution and not the problem," Payne said.

Payne says her employees plan to sanitize all equipment in between clients.

“It is a big step with us opening during a time like this for anyone, it’s a scary decision. But I still want to make sure we are doing everything we can to protect ourselves and protect other people as well,” Payne said.

She says luckily her studio is already designed to be spacious, but she wants to keep everyone safe so she's taking some extra steps.

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