The owner of The Beauty Spot in Uckfield heaved a sigh of relief when she heard on Friday that the business was able to resume all treatments the following day.
Maria Mann said on Facebook: “I’m literally in floods of tears with relief, happiness and every other emotion that I can possibly have right now.”
She had never imagined when the salon was closed in March that it would stay shut so long while she could do nothing to stop the business she had built up over 15 years disintegrating before her eyes.
During lockdown she was quick to undertake Covid-19 hygiene training, refurbished the salon ready for social distancing, and eventually was allowed to undertake some treatments but not those involving the face so debts built up.
Maria knew that if the restrictions weren’t lifted soon she would have to start winding down the business. Now with all treatments allowed once more everything has changed and she is thrilled.
“I would like to thank everyone who has been by my side through this, everyone who has listened to me cry, moan or given me the strength to carry on when I haven’t had any. You all know who you are and I love you all so much.
“Thank you to my lovely loyal clients who has supported us so far. And thank you to my amazing work girls. We are back in business.
“So I can say we are taking bookings for all treatments I will work my way through our list and contact you ASAP to book in.”