How Coronavirus Has Affected The Black Hair Business

As the rapid spread of COVID-19 — the novel virus that has affected hundreds of thousands globally — continues to upend lives and livelihoods, it seems hair care would be the least of any person’s concern. That’s not the case for black women who depend on consistent hair appointments to help them show up as their authentic selves — and who view those appointments as a form of self care — in a world where their overall appearance is often policed. “Most of my clients are working professionals, so they really love having their hair taken care of so they can free up time in their daily routines,” Ymani Blake , a natural hairstylist based in Chicago, told R29Unbothered. Before the pandemic, Blake turned a room in her apartment into a styling space, which is based around creating a peaceful experience. On 20th March, as the […]

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