I canceled my April hair appointment today. But when I tried to pay my hair stylist anyway, she said, “God I love you but no.”
Hair salons are not considered essential services.
As a result, I have friends who are cutting their own hair. Or they’re cutting their husband’s hair. Or their child’s. Some friends have resorted to coloring their own hair, and there are lots of ads appearing in my feeds about home hair color kits. I haven’t colored my hair in 17 years. Maybe 18. Ever since I turned 40. I don’t get my nails done. Don’t augment my eyelashes. You could say I’m low on the maintenance spectrum.
Thankfully, I’m still working. My husband too. For now, at least. So, the idea was that I would pay it forward and help someone whose business had been shut down for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. But my hair stylist wasn’t having it.
So if you’re on Kauai and your hair needs coloring, give my hair dresser a call. She’s got color-at-home kits available. And once it’s deemed safe to venture out and get your hair cut again, consider my hair stylist, if you’re looking for someone new. She’s been cutting my hair for 15 years. Her name is Annmarie. Her shop is Boston Hair Design in Lihue. (Yes, she and her stylist husband moved here from, you guessed it, Boston.)
If you’re not on Kauai and you’re able, remember to help those who aren’t working right now. Since this started, almost 17 million people have filed claims for jobless benefits. That’s about 11 percent of the US labor force.
Hawaii’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 517 today. Kauai is still at 21.
Be well. Be sane.