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This Barber Says Haircuts Are not Essential

I am a barber, a self-made shop owner, and a community leader. I understand more than many how important a haircut is, but given my history, I also understand more than many that it is not essential. me with my 2 younger boys in 2020 Barbering is my life. It is my passion, and it is my social outlet. I don't know if I would still be here if not for this career. In many ways I believe it saved my life, and I also believe that as a barber I have helped to save others. I'm also

"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