Salons Are Being Ordered To Close To Prevent Coronavirus — Here’s How You Can Help
As the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail shops, spas, and more beauty and wellness destinations have become the latest businesses to temporarily close across the country.
Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all salons providing beauty services are required to shut their doors indefinitely starting this Saturday, March 21, at 8 pm. “These temporary closures are not going to be easy, but they are necessary to protect the public health,” Cuomo announced on Twitter.
The ordinance also includes nail shops, hair removal studios, and many other businesses that “cannot be provided while maintaining social distance,” the order states. But New York isn’t the first, or only, to put similar rules into place: Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are also requiring beauty pros to close their doors.
Meanwhile, many cities in California have implemented similar rules, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, both of which are under “Safer At Home” and “Shelter In Place” ordinances, respectively, that have forced closures on all non-essential businesses.
As you might expect, the beauty industry is feeling the pressure. Hairstylist Kiyah Wright, who runs and operates Muze Hair Salon in Los Angeles, closed per government mandate today. She posted an emotional video on Instagram, sharing her concerns for beauty pros during this hard time. “I’ve never been in a position where I couldn’t work,” she says. “It makes me emotional because I’ve never been in a place where I didn’t know what the next move was.”
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