What Gov Wolf's Reopen PA Means for Barbers and Stylists

Are you finding mixed messages about exactly what the Reopen PA plan means for barber and salon owners? Even if you followed every press conference and every update to the commonwealth's website, the information was two things: inconsistent and unclear. Two weeks ago Governor Tom Wolf announced that he would begin reopening PA on May 8th. The "plan" which was really just an idea at that point included a three-phase process: Red, Yellow, and Green. The entire state was in the

"Rosie the Riveter" of the Coronavirus?

Covid-19 hit and within months our whole world changed and now our futures are uncertain. Our generation needs a symbol of hope, and who better than a service-industry-hustling, self-made-business-owner, single-mom-who-once-had-to-steal-food-to-feed-her-kids like "Sunny D the Barber?" In the 1940's during World War II, factories and other male-led workforce industries suffered, and we needed women to step into the workplace to keep the economy going. Rosie the Riveter, based

Should Barbers be Making Housecalls During Quarantine?

This is a touchy subject, but as the quarantine extends, we need to start an open dialogue. This post is meant to be a think-tank, and not legal or professional advice. As I am writing this, it is 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 19th in my home state of Pennsylvania. In mid-March Governor Tom Wolf instituted a state-wide closure of non-essential business, and in late March he followed in the footsteps of many US states and released PA's shelter-in-place order, which requires that