Two years ago, Jose Dones turned his passion of cutting hair into a business when he opened his own barbershop, The Parlorfaded Company in Holyoke. 

When Dones had to temporarily shut down the shop because of COVID-19, the future of his business was uncertain. After several weeks of being closed, The Parlorfaded Company was finally able to reopen last week. Dones spoke with Zydalis Bauer about the struggles he faced and what changes he has had to implement in order to safely open his doors back up for business.