The hairstylist and his husband and business partner, Jason Backe, discuss racial injustice and the reopening of their “smart” salon, a “COVID-19-safe concept” that’s arguably the beauty shop of the future.
Nail salons are still excluded, but L.A. is moving fast toward reopening of hair salons, barbershops, even restaurants amid the coronavirus.
Retail is back, with some restrictions, as are hair salons and barbers in most counties.
California appears to be picking up speed in its reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Thermo-scanners, masks and Plexiglas screens will likely become part of the new normal.
Brands like L’Oréal USA, R+Co, and DpHue are freezing salon payments and jumpstarting affiliate programs until their businesses are permitted to reopen.
Practices are turning to virtual consultations and telemedicine, simultaneously bolstering online sales.
“It’s pretty much a full shutdown in most states.”
A former customer of the John Barrett salon is taking over the space.
The go-to facialist for stars such as Constance Wu is projected to double her business in 2019, according to industry sources.