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'Customers are scared': salons and barbers fight to stay afloat amid coronavirus

By Miranda Bryant

Establishments find clients few and far between but all hope is not lost: ‘The world is coming together’

“I’m half employees down now,” said Slava Ovaidov, 37, gesturing to his remaining workers in his usually busy barber shop in Upper East Side. He had to send the others home because there wasn’t enough work.

Ordinarily, by this point in the day Elite Barbers would have seen multiple clients. But as much of New York City began to shut down, they had only seen one by late morning.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/hairdressers-salons-new-york-coronavirus-impact