Edwards and Co made the decision to shut its doors after the government brought in the 30-minute rule, and remained closed even after that impossible restriction was lifted.
But as Laura explains, that’s not a luxury many of her industry colleagues can afford to do.
“My workplace has shutdown, but my good friend is still working – she’s a one man band. She might lose everything if she doesn’t continue working. Her partner has lost his job – he is in the gym industry. So she is trying to keep afloat the rent of her salon and home,” she said.
“Yesterday someone walked past the salon and yelled in the door: ‘you shouldn’t even be open’ as if she wants to be,” she added.
As whole workplaces shifted to working-from-home setups in the past few weeks, Laura says she had to come up with other tactics to remain safe while continuing to work in her client facing…