Che Hopkins, owner of Meraki Style Studio, parts Rachelle Joyner’s hair to blow dry for a silk press March 12, 2021. Joyner said she drove from Indianapolis, Indiana, to get her hair down by Hopkins as he has been her stylist for 13 years. Sumayyah Muhammad, DN.

Local hair stylists adjust to COVID-19 restrictions

Sunlight beams through the wide glass windows onto masked customers waiting to have their hair washed and styled at various hair salons in Muncie. Stylists, muffled by masks, talk with clients about families and long days at work while dryers blow and water pours into shampooing basins.












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