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Published July 15, 2013, 05:13 PM

One businesses has closed its doors due to fire damage

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- One of the businesses affected is still trying to pick up the pieces.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- One of the businesses affected is still trying to pick up the pieces.

Attitudes for Hair, located next door to the building that caught fire,

had to close it's doors because of the damage.

Owner and stylist at Attitudes for Hair Livvy Ness couldn't believe what she saw as the fire ripped through the building next to her salon.

Livvy Ness- Owner/Stylist of Attitudes for Hair: "Not knowing what we were going to do, kind of in panic mode, because we didn't have anywhere to go. "

Now as her salon sits empty, the only thing left, the stale stench of smoke.

Ness: "You don't just want to say money, it's your clients, it's your livelihood, it's your whole life."

50 percent of the salon was lost in the fire to smoke and water damage.

Ness: "The basement is what got the most damage, and that's where our facial, tanning room, massage room, nails, so all of that stuff has to be replaced and redone."

For a stylist being out of work for several weeks could mean the loss of thousands of dollars and even hundreds of clients, but thanks to salons like Salon Eclips, Ness and her employees can rest easy.

Ness: "It helps us continue to work, it helps us keep our clientele, because if you were out of work for three weeks what do your clients do."

Solon Eclips along with other salons have opened their doors to Ness and her 6 employees, giving them work spaces to accommodate their clients and ease their minds.

Elaine Schultz- Owner of Salon Eclips: "I think it says a lot about the community as a whole of Fergus Falls that we all come together and help each other out."

Now that Ness is back to work she can focus on the reopening of her salon all while making people look and feel their best.

The top floor of the salon should open in a few weeks. The basement part of the salon could take months.