While the government is busy slowly but surely reopening all that was closed during the lockdown, most salons have run with their decision and have begun reopening their doors to the ladies in desperate need of mani-pedis and blowdries. So desperate, in fact, that they’re willing to risk their lives for a fleeting pampering session!
However, two of the top names in the salon business, Bina Khan and Natasha Khalid, have made the decision to keep their salons closed:
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I’ve spoken to my friends and family who are doctors and they have explained that providing normal salon services undeniably comes with some risk. I do not think that anything that goes on in a salon is an essential service so we have decided to keep our doors closed. Since you have responded so beautifully to the invitations to learn a skill in this time, my online classes allow me to stay closed but keep my staff paid and safe, my salon bills paid so it’s waiting there for us when it is safe enough to open again, in compliance with medical advice. I will open for my brides when they come, because I understand that their weddings have been scaled back so hugely that looking like a bride and feeling special is a service that has started to feel more essential than it normally is. I am willing to risk my health for these poor corona brides, whose dream days have been so severely tarnished. But I will go alone and will only ask one staff member to help, taking every precaution known to man while we do so. I am staying shut for you, for me, for my staff and for all of our families and anyone we could infect in our path. But do know as soon as it’s medically advisable we will be open again and we will welcome you with open arms from a 6 foot distance. #staysafe #stayhome ( I’m attaching some articles in my stories that i found informative)
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“I do not think anything that goes on in a salon is an essential service so we have decided to keep our doors closed.”, announced the makeup maven in a post on Instagram. “My online classes allow me to stay closed but keep my staff paid and safe,” she continued. “I will open for my brides when they come, because I understand that their weddings have been scaled back so hugely that looking like a bride and feeling special is a service that has started to feel more essential than it normally is.”
Natasha Khalid also made a similar announcement:
“I know it’s not the popular opinion, but it is the responsible one”, said Natasha Khalid.
It’s great to see the makeup moguls are doing everything in their power to keep their staff paid in these frightening times and have decided not to reopen for the betterment of the greater good.