Family delivers initially soul foods carry out and only splendor provide shop to Bedford

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) – A new spouse and children-owned company in Bedford is taking two exceptional passions and bringing them with each other as the great recipe for achievements.

”It’s just like a desire occur correct,” Barbara Mays said standing in a area full of wigs and hair extensions.

This desire is positioned powering the AutoZone and Little Caesar’s Pizza in Bedford, ideal off the Lynchburg Salem Turnpike.

But Mays didn’t believe her 10-12 months-old aspiration to possess a hair source shop would also include things like a carry-out restaurant.

“No, I did not visualize a cafeteria or have-out but it all worked out,” she laughed.

The concept arrived to Mays’ brother, C.Jay Jones, very last yr when he observed the perfect developing for sale.

“When stuff hits my head, I just go with it,” he explained. “I really don’t truly imagine way too a great deal on it it just will come to me.”

After a long time of envisioning a conventional soul food stuff restaurant comprehensive of his family’s recipes, he and his sisters took a leap of religion to carry their passions alongside one another beneath one particular roof.

“We just like trick them up a minor bit,” he said describing the meals.

Sooul Food items have-out on just one side and Hair Don Beauty Provide on the other.

“They feel it’s very odd,” Mays stated when requested what people’s first response is to their exclusive business. “Until they occur in to see, really see it, then they are like, ‘oh, we get it now!’”

Wednesday by way of Saturday, family members members like their cousin Natasha Parker whip up deliciousness like loved ones-style mac and cheese. Further emphasis on the cheese.

“I assume we’re the initially ones that truly received a soul meals Black-owned business enterprise all-around listed here,” Jones claimed.

It’s also the only hair provide keep in Bedford. Before Hair Put on people today had to travel to Roanoke or Lynchburg to get many of their magnificence materials.

“We don’t just do this for ourselves,” Jones stated. “We do this for the reason that it is required.”

Jones, Mays and the relaxation of the family wanted to provide some thing various to Bedford. And they give credit history to God for opening the doors they needed to walk by way of.

“We’re excited to be below. And daily we just pray that the Lord do some thing diverse,” Mays laughed. “Bring in the clients!”

Hair Dress in opened in November 2020 and Soul Food stuff opened in January 2021. The family members proceeds to have huge dreams to increase both equally sides of the enterprise. Click below for working hrs, location and other details.

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