JACKSON, Michigan (WLBT) – Many businesses associated with the Jackson water system are affected by the latest water crisis. However, one place that is often overlooked is where you get your hair cut.
One thing that comes to mind every time there is an update to the Jackson Water Crisis is how to do the basics. Go to a restaurant, go to the restroom, get a haircut.
Well, the all-in-one barbershop off Terry Road is certainly feeling the financial ramifications.
Why is Dowon Walker the only one working at a barber shop with five rooms where customers cut, wash and dye their hair?
He said water pressure is so lacking in South Jackson that he and his reduced staff can do nothing but simple cuts.
“I let them know I can’t wash now,” Walker said. “I can’t do a hot towel shave right now. So basically I’m doing a basic cut on a regular basis. They will be given the choice of whether they want to go through with it or if they want to cancel it, we will do so.”
No female employees have been on the job since the incident occurred, Walker said.
Their specialty is hair dyeing and washing, and although his place makes up the majority of their revenue, they had to temporarily cut staff just to pay the rent.
He explained how to provide customers with as much transparency as possible before they are served.
“Like I said, put a bottle of sanitizer at each station and basically keep everything as clean as possible. say.
He hopes that water pressure will be restored as soon as possible so that he and his staff can return to their regularly scheduled appointments.
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