In an effort to get to know more about the people who make Round Rock such a great place to live, I am resurrecting a series I did years ago called “5 Questions With….” As I did in the past, I will be asking a few questions of interesting people of Round Rock – people who work hard behind the scenes, people who strive to make our city great, people who make fun events & places possible in our city, and just cool folks you need to know.
But I wanted to take it a step further and reach out to as many businesses owners in Round Rock as I can. I want to catch up with them to learn how their business is doing under these conditions. And see if & how we can help keep them in businesses. I think you will be happy to hear some of the unique ways that businesses have adapted to the changes or are making plans to offer new products and services once they do open.
So many great hair salons & barber shops that have been closed for the past 6 weeks. Let’s check in with Val Frazee and see how she is handling the closure of her salon, The Mirror & I.
What is your business?
The Mirror & I Salon – we are a hair salon and we specialize in curly hair and color.
What is the status of your business now?
Right now we are closed but we are offering curbside pick up for retail.
What do you miss most about your business?
I miss my salon guests. I miss making people feel good about themselves and seeing the beauty I see in them.
I miss my staff. I work with a lovely group of women. We have an amazing front desk coordinator and the stylist I have on my team are passionate and they have huge hearts. Their skill set amazes me everyday.
What are the plans for the future for The Mirror & I?
Right now I’m just utilizing social media and reaching out to salon guests to check in. I plan to give first responders a discount on services. I also plan to donate time and services to women’s shelters because I know they will need it especially because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
What has been a few of your favorite “at-home” activities during this time?
I have been writing (I am writer), Reading, and I just planted my first garden.
Bonus – what’s the first thing you will do once the Stay-at-Home mandate is lifted?
Go back to work and be there for my salon guests. I hadn’t thought much past that. I miss the interaction of the salon life.
Find Out How Others Round Rock Businesses Are Doing:
The Yogurt Experience’s Rebecca Darling
Mays Street Boutique’s Ashley Deli
My Party Palace’s Michelle Azuara
Mi Mundo Coffeehouse & Roastery’s Sabin Shrestha
Tammy Kay’s Boutique’s Tammy Munguia
Monster Mini Golf’s Brian & Amy Smith
The Dance Gallery’s Christine Hayes
Huntington Learning Center’s Tanuja Deo
Penfold Theatre Company
Craft & Racked Chris & Sara Freeman
Lifetime Vision Care’s Dr. Jennifer Khanh
Mathnasium of East RR’s Jennifer Faulkner
Paige’s Bakehouse – Paige Perry
The Rock/Alcove Cantina/The Flats’ Michelle Ly
Round Rock Dental Group’s Dr. Eric Hoffman
Love Barre’s Kristin Crawford
Hot Dog Marketing’s Jessica Scanlon
The Mirror & I’s Val Frazee
Renzi’s Tutoring & Guitar’s CJ & Tammy Renzi
If you are a small business who has been effected by the stay-at-home order, we’d love to hear from you to tell your story! Please email me at [email protected]