Local hairdressers are feeling the effects of supply chain shortages

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A local salon says the prices of chemicals, cleaning supplies, gloves and foil have risen dramatically.

CAMDEN, SC – The supply chain shortage continues to impact local businesses, including hair salons, which are struggling with a shortage of items and a dramatic increase in prices for basic needs .

Arin Hill, a hairstylist at Persona in Camden, says the prices of chemicals, cleaning supplies, gloves and foil have risen dramatically since returning to work during the pandemic.

Hill says the gloves cost around $ 8 in 2020. Now they have to pay around $ 20 for an order.

That price increase then trickles down to the consumer’s wallet, Hill says, but luckily they are understanding.

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When stores can’t get their products, some customers start spending that money on the products online, hurting a local store’s revenue stream.

Money lost for online shopping hurts local businesses and employees, like Hill’s. “If we don’t have a product and we have to cancel because of the supply chain, it’s money I’m wasting because no one is booked,” Hill said.

However, Hill is optimistic that the rise in prices has started to slow down and is now fairly stable. They are now hoping that the product lag will improve.

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