“Don’t take a step forward to take 3 steps back.”
Brenda D., 63135
“Opening now is very dangerous for the clients and the hairdressers.”
Ani K., 63118
“Protect our city please.”
Kelly B., 63011
“Please don’t open until it’s safe.”
Emily S., 63112
“don’t let childcare centers open yet. It’s too soon.”
Phoebe L., 63110
“Safety first. It’s a horrible death for those who do die.”
Nikki Q., 63130
“Hairstylists are listed among the top 50 most at risk jobs to perform during this pandemic among teachers and medical professionals yet we are not considered essential. President Trump even recommends opening up hair salons at Phase 3 or 4, yet out officials decided Phase 1.
Social distancing is impossible for us in our line of work. The nature of our work forces us to come in direct contact with our clients.
Because of PPE and disinfectant shortages we fear not being able to continuously supply ourselves with the things that we need to keep ourselves and our clients safe, and we worry that some salons may carry on without these protective measures in place should they become impossible to find.
Keeping spas closed because of the inability to maintain social distancing even though hairstylists come in just as close contact with their clients.
Your answers to our questions so far has been to tell us we can continue to stay at home if we don’t feel comfortable opening up, but if we are deemed essential workers we will no longer have access to relief funds that allow us to stay home and help keep our communities safe
Our jobs have been politicized in many states across the country by politicians who don’t understand the risks involved with spreading disease in our industry and no one seems interested to hear how we as professionals feel about anything.”
Claire C., 63110
“Lyda Krewson- don’t put workers at risk of death because rich people are pressuring the city to reopen. IT ISNT WORTH IT. Think of the strain that will be put on the hospital workers if this gets as bad as it is projected to. Have some sense.”
Jacob L., 63116
“Extension of FMLA benefits to all workers.”
Allison C., 63116
“Additionally, a requirement for masks to be worn at all times when outside of a person’s own home or vehicle. Not “when in public”, because that leaves interpretation.”