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For hair salons and barbershops still in business, it's a rocky road to recovery

Original post made on Jul 10, 2020

From interviews with operators on the Midpeninsula, it's clear the hair service industry will need to play catch-up to sustain their businesses in a pandemic that thrives in close contact and indoor spaces.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:49 AM

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Posted by mv
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

"The landlord was willing to help, she said, but only if she signed a new lease that came with a 3% increase in rent."
Typical. Landlords are the real terrorists

Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 10, 2020 at 2:48 pm

That is easy to say, but landlords have to eat and pay mortgages too. Don't try to make them the villians in this. For the most part, people will be as flexible as they can be, but everyone has to make ends meet.

It never made much sense to me that barbers weren't allowed to open long before now with modifications. They already sterilize equipment between customers, it isn't that tough to wear masks while doing the job and a good barber doesn't take much more than 15-20 minutes to do their job. As a matter of fact, when my grandfather was sharecropping in the early part of the 1900s, he used to cut hair to help feed his 11 children. He used to work outside most of the time. Why that hasn't been an option doesn't make much sense.

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