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Canada Toronto hairstylist launches petition, calls for Ontario to reopen salons, barber shops

03:16  05 june  2020
03:16  05 june  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Reopening hair salons and barbershops goes against that very idea, he said. In salons or barbershops — especially small ones — tight quarters are common, and styling hair often requires He acknowledges that this would require a lot of resources — especially in big cities like Toronto .

Some hair stylists and barbers are calling on the B.C. government not to single out hair salons to reopen first as the province moves to kickstart the economy. B.C. Premier John Horgan has talked about reopening the economy in phases starting mid-May. We apologize, but this video has failed to

a couple of people that are standing in the street: Norm Wright, second from left, who has spent most of his three-decade career at Taz Hair Co. in the Yorkville neighbourhood, opened a petition on Change.org this week to voice his frustration on remaining shut down. It had nearly 10,000 signatures as of Thursday night. © Albert Delitala/Global News Norm Wright, second from left, who has spent most of his three-decade career at Taz Hair Co. in the Yorkville neighbourhood, opened a petition on Change.org this week to voice his frustration on remaining shut down. It had nearly 10,000 signatures as of Thursday night.

A long-time Toronto hairstylist has launched an online petition calling on the Ontario government to reopen hair salons and barber shops, months after closing amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Norm Wright, who has spent most of his three-decade career at Taz Hair Co. in the Yorkville neighbourhood, opened a petition on Change.org this week to voice his frustration about remaining shut down.

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As of Thursday night, it had nearly 10,000 signatures.

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Ontario is the last remaining province without an announced opening date for the industry, Wright said. With new health and safety measures already in place at his salon and others in the hair industry, he insists they are ready to reopen now,

"We are taking steps that businesses that have been allowed to be open have not [taken] and we don't feel that we are being taken seriously," he said.

"If these family-owned businesses aren't being taken seriously for much longer, they're going to close."

Donna Dolphy, who owns a salon in Toronto, told Global News she is worried that if shops like hers remain closed much longer, customers will turn to the underground market.

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An online petition calling for Alberta to remove hair salons and barbershops from stage one of the relaunch plan had garnered more than 4,400 signatures as “Our government has to understand that a decision to reopen salons first would put our communities and economy at greater risk than benefit

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"Where are they going to go? Nobody wants to look like a sheep dog for very long," she said.

"They're going to want to have service done. And if this continues we may not have clients come back in our chair."

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New measures at many barber shops and hair salons include taking clients' temperature at the door, fewer work stations, no blow-drying and removing items like magazines, Wright explained.

"If this continues on the velocity it's continuing on while other businesses that aren't taking the same precautions are allowed to reopen, hair and beauty in Ontario will be decimated," he said.


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