Alysson, who has become a symbol of the disarray of traders despite herself

Very quickly the emotion was lively in the Liège community.

She red hair and her big smile flooded social networks on Tuesday: Alysson, a young 24-year-old barber and hairdresser for men, became in spite of herself, by a gesture of ultimate despair made this Monday, the symbol of the confusion in which are plunged many independents whose shutters are closed. The young woman from Liège had long dreamed of exercising her passion; while waiting to obtain a credit to supplement her savings, she had offered to do free hair styling for patients in revalidation, at the clinic of the CHR-Château Rouge, during the first confinement. After having given a smile to these people deprived of contact, the young hairdresser was finally able to complete her file and realize her childhood dream. His “barber shop”, “Hooter’s cutting”, was able to open at the beginning of August rue St Gilles, in the center of the Ardente city. She looked to the future with optimism. The resurgence of the pandemic decided otherwise.

Shortly after the announcement of the closure of “non-essential” businesses, Alysson appeared in the press: “My accountant advised me to give up last month, but I said no,” she confided to our colleagues from RTL. I’m going to do the right thing, more hours if I have to, because after such a short time you don’t go bankrupt like that, after you’ve put everything you had in it. “No doubt her professional situation will not have been the only one in question in her irreversible gesture, but the spirit she displayed, her determination and her youth thus stunted make her the incarnation of the difficulties of traders. . Its window, this Tuesday in this shopping street where a family spirit reigns, was adorned with bouquets of flowers, deposited there by onlookers and other traders.

The alderman of commerce, Elizabeth Fraipont, recalled this Tuesday the legal offices, without income conditions, for the self-employed / traders set up by the City of Liège in collaboration with the Liège-Huy bar and the commission of juridical help. A broader approach integrating psychological and social aspects is also proposed (04 / 279.29.20). Around the country, 24 hour help is also available by dialing 107.


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