Candy was recently asked to weigh in on the COVID-19 situation by local news outlet 11alive. Click here to watch the full segment, and take a look at a sample from the article below!
"First it was toilet paper, now grooming supplies are flying off store shelves.
'People are starting to need a hair cut so you start to see more beard trimmers, hair color and things like that. It's interesting to watch the dynamic play out,' said Doug Mcmillon, Walmart CEO.
Research firm Nielsen reports sales of hair dye products are up 23 percent from the same time last year. And for hair clippers, sales have jumped more than 160 percent.
Weeks into mandatory stay at home orders, the lack of skillful hands has prompted some to take matters into their own hands. Even celebrities like Taraji P. Henson and Pink shared videos of how they styled and cut their own manes.
However, industry professionals said it comes at a cost.
'This industry is really suffering,' said Candy Shaw. She is the owner of the Jamison Shaw Salon in Buckhead. She has been a hairstylist for nearly 40 years.
Hairstylists, barbers, estheticians, and masseuses have been forced to stop working with little alternative.
'We can’t close our doors and deliver something curbside,' said Shaw. 'Being told that we are non-essential business has been paralyzing for us.'
Some beauty industry professionals are tapping into their savings to pay bills."
Click here to view the full story at 11alive.com!
The Balay Lama and her son Jamison Codner recently sat down with Kati of Beyond the Technique to discuss how Sunlights and Jamison Shaw Hairdressers have approached COVID-19, and what the future looks like for them and the hair industry as a whole.
Give it a listen on the player above or follow the link below!