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Salon Owner Worried as Deadline to Close For Business Approaches

Posted: 4:35 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 18:53:36-04

TULSA, Okla. — Kim Naydol has been a hairstylist since she was 18 and the owner of Inspire Salon in Broken Arrow for the last six years.

It's the only life she knows and business has always been good because of her loyal customers. Now, she must shut her doors for 21 days and like everyone else, has an uncertain future.

“I got divorced about a year ago. So, I have about $600 in savings," Naydol said.

Certainly not enough to pay the rent for her salon space and the mortgage on the home she bought a year ago.

There is no bailout for her business and even if she gets the proposed $1,200 stimulus, she would still be in the hole.

For the first time in her adult life, Naydol is having to make a temporary career change of sorts. She's hoping to land a job at an essential business, Sprouts grocery store.

Naydol said, "It's essential because it's groceries and people still need there groceries and feed their families."

In the meantime, Naydol says her loyal customers have been helping by purchasing gift cards and prepaying for services to be used once her doors are back opened.

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