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Beverly Hills Salons Want Full Reopening

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Posted Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:29 pm

By Bianca Heyward

On Aug. 24, roughly two dozen personal care professionals gathered in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Gardens Park to peacefully protest the continued closure of all businesses providing cosmetology services. While most businesses have been permitted to reopen following public health guidelines, the over 600,000 licensed beauticians in the state remain unable to work. Holding signs that read “open our salons” and “barbers are essential,” the crowd chanted “we want to work!”

The protest was organized by Eric Taylor, the owner of Salon Republic, a hair salon with locations in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and West Hollywood. Earlier this month, Taylor organized a protest in Westwood outside the Federal Building promoting the same message. Using the hashtag #opensalonsnow, the group has generated a big following on social media.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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