Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor.
On a Facebook forum for hairdressers, Nia Brown offered this to her fellow beauty professionals: “There are a lot of people who don’t know much or anything about ethnic hair. This industry is super race divided and we all need to help each other to change that. What questions do you have about textured hair that I can answer?” Here's what she heard.
"It’s about texture… and texture doesn’t have a race."
In the days following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the despair being shared by so many also served to propel Rodrick Samuels, a barber, educator, and owner, into action.
It’s one thing to reopen a single salon or suite during the COVID-19 crisis but try preparing to reopen hundreds, spread across the country. We interviewed Nick Stenson, SVP, Services and Trend at Ulta Beauty, to ask how its done and what it looks like.
What you decide to do will depend on your area, how COVID-19 affected your business and your own comfort level. For some direction and advice, we looked to salon industry experts and their suggestions for reopening.