SoBo Strong Hairdressers

Local hairdressers met Thursday at Edmunds Park holding a banner saying “South Boston Strong,” while standing in solidarity as they let the public know they’re ready to go back to work. Beauticians were part of the non-essential businesses that returned back to work on Friday when phase one of Governor Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia plan began. Participating Thursday (from left) are Brandy DeGraw of Simple Splendor; Christy Elliott and Karyn Johnson, both of Visionz; Kelly Worley of Eclipse; Audrey Warren of Dianne’s; Sabrina LaRue and Amy Saunders, both of Styles R Us; Vicky Cassada, Renee Owen and Jessica Trent, all of Scissor Shack; Tammie Barksdale of Turn ‘N Headz; Carolyn Dunn of Visionz; Courtney Woicikowfski and Jerri Tuck, both of Simple Splendor; Jessica Rutherford of Visionz; Megan Bowman, Roni Conners and Kalie Berry, all of Simple Splendor; Stacie Watts, Patty Carr and Dianne Watts, all of New Image; Keeley Owen and Jacqueline Wilkins of Eclipse; Becky Hutcherson, Liz Davis, Janice McKinney and Shannon Hunt, all of Jans; Allison Wilmouth and Stephanie Walker, both of Eclipse; Cheryl Thompson and Joyce Thomas, both of A Cut Above; Cheryl Newbill of Tops In Haircare; Gaylon Stewart of Simple Splendor; and Cissy Martin of Scissor Shack.

SoBo Strong Hairdressers

Brandy DeGraw of Simple Splendor and Cissy Martin of Scissor Shack show off their “South Boston Strong” banner when dozens of beauticians met at Edmunds Park Thursday to show their solidarity the day before many salons reopened for business. Friday was the first day of phase one of Governor Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia plan to reopen nonessential businesses in Virginia.