20 years of transformations: Hairdaze Hair Salon
LANSDALE- As the months dragged by during quarantine, hair grew longer… and longer… and longer. What was once a head of shiny, tamed hair transformed into a wild, uncontrollable mane that made even the strongest shy away in fear of what lay in the mysterious depths.
Where better to remedy a bad hair day than right around the corner in a quaint little hair salon in Lansdale’s backyard.
Owner and hairstylist of Hairdaze Hair Salon in North Wales, Kelli Bowman has been running her business for almost 20 years with family and friends, bringing in people of all shapes and sizes to cut their hair.
During the shutdown, hair salons, among other businesses like local restaurants, had a very difficult time trying to stay afloat with the little support they received and no business.
“We had definitely struggled with having to close for almost 4 months,” Bowman said. “Having to tell our clients we couldn’t take care of them was devastating.”
After the 4 month shut down, Bowman lost a significant amount of customers since many people were still scared to go and get their hair cut. While Hairdaze has adapted to the necessary precautions of having customers 6 feet apart and maintaining social distancing, Bowman still has lost a significant amount of clientele.
“I just hope that next year we can build our clientele back up to where we were before the pandemic,” Bowman said about her hopes for the new year.
With the pending decisions from Governor Wolf on a possible second shutdown, Bowman, along with hundreds of other small businesses, is afraid that her hair salon will not survive through the winter.
Hair salons, more than other businesses, have been very controversial throughout the pandemic and Bowman hopes that those controversies won’t impact her business long term.
Many small, local businesses have been struggling during this pandemic and Bowman believes that people would rather go to her business than a more large-scale hair salon business.
“I want people to know that we are family owned and operated and that we go above and beyond to make our clients feel safe and at home,” Bowman expressed.
Phone number: (215) 699-5455
414 East Walnut St., North Wales, Pa. 19454