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To: Gavin Newsom
One Client at a Time (Soft Opening)
Allow a licensed beauty professional to serve one client in the building at a time as of May 1st. All necessary precautions and disinfection protocols approved by the CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will be followed.
Serving one client at a time poses a lesser (or no) risk of spreading the virus, as compared to grocery stores being filled with 10+ people inside of one grocery store and 10+ people at a restaurant placing take out orders.
Why is this important?
Independent Beauty Professionals rely on the income from clients. We cannot perform a haircut online. While the “beauty industry is deemed “Non essential”, the ability to practice our craft and make a living is very ESSENTIAL to our livelihood. A lot of us did not qualify for Unemployment. A lot of us did not receive any business Loans. A lot of us have not received a Stimulus Check yet. We are facing a grave financial hardship.