HIGH POINT — Tara Lackey hasn’t let the pandemic stop her business dreams.

After it forced her employer of 22 years, About Face Day Spa in High Point, to close last spring, she decided to start her own venture.

She said Still Waters Spa will open soon in the commercial center at 1800 N. Main St., where 98 Asian Bistro and several other businesses are.

The day spa will offer services such as facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, waxing and eyelash and eyebrow tinting.

It’s occupying the space previously used by Persnickety, a furniture store that closed last year.

“I’ve been under construction for about six months now,” Lackey said. “I feel very blessed to be able to move forward and have such support from my clients during this time when a lot of businesses are closing.”

She said the state’s current coronavirus protection restrictions will allow her to operate with occupancy limits, extra cleaning measures, temperature screening, mask usage and other protocols.

“I feel like our industry has really been hit hard. About Face — they’d been in business almost 40 years, and they closed,” Lackey said. “That’s why I decided to start small, and then my plan is to grow it as the (COVID-19) vaccine comes out and the economy gets a little more stable.”

She said she has a broad spectrum of customers who have been clients of hers for 20 years and who are following her to her new venture, which she plans eventually to expand.

“When we grow in the future, I hope to have a room where we could offer a massage therapist,” she said.

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