Local salon owner says she worries about her clients, doesn’t feel safe reopening

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One local salon owner said there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening North Carolina.

Natalie Sigmon is a salon owner at a suite in South Charlotte. She said state orders to reopen won’t be enough to make her feel safe going back to work.

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“For every person who wants to go back, it’s the same amount of people who are concerned for our health,” she said.

Some of Sigmon’s concerns are specific to where she works because it isn’t a standalone salon, but a series of suites -- which means shared spaces and recycled air.

She’s also worried about her clients.

“I specialize in color so most of my clients are in my chair a minimum of 3 hours, and up to seven,” she said.

Sigmon told Channel 9 that she personally reached out to the governor and state secretary, on behalf of others in the industry she’s spoken with, like aestheticians and massage therapists, who feel the same way.

She said she won’t even book an appointment until the governor lays out specific plans.

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