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Hairdresser offers advice for those worried about appearances during social distancing

The message from our leaders is to not go out if you don’t have to. That means hairdressers are closing up shop. One woman who now finds herself out of work offers reminds us we’re all in this together.

Angie Simpson knows she and her colleagues at the beauty store Ulta—are the lucky ones.

“We’re fortunate that we work for a company that’s paying their employees,” said Simpson.

This—despite Ulta closing up stores nationwide on the 19th.

And Simpson is grateful because helping to stop the spread of coronavirus, is personal.

She’s in a house with people who have underlying health conditions.

“It’s not worth any hair color it’s not worth any haircut it’s not you know there’s nothing they can put a price tag on our loved ones so I just say do your part and stay home,” said Simpson.

But staying home means many others in this industry just lost their paychecks and are scared.

“They don’t know where their income is going to come from,” said Simpson.

So Simpson’s encouraging her self employed colleagues to have hope.

“We’re gonna have a chance to recoup on those bills and I just say…you know hang in there, and we’re all in this together,” said Simpson

And to everyone else at home right now, her message to them is to try not to care so much about appearances.

“They have a big campaign going show your roots right now because there’s nothing wrong with us not looking 100% all the time,” said Simpson.

And if we let our hair down… and our roots show, at the end of this, our hairdressers will be there— to set things straight.

“I can’t wait for that day,” said Simpson

Simpson hopes the community will come together to help people out of work until we get a handle on the coronavirus and the economy recovers.

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