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Champaign barbershop targeted by protesters closes

Aug. 7, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois barbershop that became the target of protests by racial justice activists has closed, owner of the property where the shop leased space revealed Friday. The News-Gazette in Champaign reports Michael Long, the owner of Rogue Barber Co. in Champaign, announced in a...

FILE - Steam rises as a hair stylist works on a model prior to a show displaying the Tom Ford collection during Fashion Week on Feb. 6, 2019, in New York. People of color in the industry trace bias and discrimination in predominantly white salons to the sidelining of formal education focused on Black hair. Horror stories are not uncommon, from outright refusal of service to botched treatments and cuts by stylists who don't know what they're doing. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

Jul. 28, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was perceived as “too difficult” to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step. She opened a shop of her own in a predominantly white Boston neighborhood with four Black stylists serving all hair...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, Zhongni Liu, left, gets a haircut from Akane Tachibana in Santa Monica, Calif. Californians with unruly hair or those needing skin care, nail care or massages will still be able to get some services outdoors even during the current surge in coronavirus cases, officials said Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California allows outdoor haircuts, manicures and massages

Jul. 20, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California hair and nail salons may provide services outdoors under new rules announced Monday that aim to provide a lifeline for personal care services decimated by the state's shutdown orders but an industry organization says the changes give little help to many owners. The...

Mohammed Aliyu, left, and Henok Gemeda, right, style customers' hair at K Signature Slice Barber Shop on Lake Street in Minneapolis on Monday, July 13, 2020. Aliyu will open his second Minneapolis shop in Dinkytown.  (Henry Kueppers/The Minnesota Daily via AP)

Black-owned barbershop to open in Dinkytown near U of Minn.

Jul. 18, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohammed Aliyu has been interested in cutting hair since he was young. At the age of 13, before receiving training, Aliyu decided to cut a patron’s hair at his brother’s shop in Nigeria. It did not turn out well, but the experience sparked his interest to hone the craft. To...

Social gatherings for Phase 3 counties to be limited to 10

Jul. 16, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced revised coronavirus restrictions, limiting indoor and outdoor social gatherings for counties in the third phase of a four-stage reopening plan to 10, down from 50. And he warned that additional rollbacks could occur, even a potential...

Edgar Gomez has his hair cut by George Garcia, owner of George's Barber Shop, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in San Pedro, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom this week ordered that indoor businesses like salons, barber shops, restaurants, movie theaters, museums and others close due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

California salons say new closures threaten their survival

Jul. 16, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At the start of the year, Luis Lopez moved his barbershop to a bigger location with three more chairs and more than twice the rent. Then, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, he had to close, plunk down more cash for upgrades to health safety standards and wait for officials...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 7, 2020, file photo, a hundred faithful sit while minding social distancing, listening to Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez celebrate Mass at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the first Mass held in English at the site since the re-opening of churches, in downtown Los Angeles. Attendance at the Mass is limited to 100 people. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, July 13, 2020, extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state. Newsom has compared his strategy of opening and closing businesses as a

Governor shuts bars, dining as virus hits California hard

Jul. 14, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the coronavirus swept California with renewed ferocity, the governor once again closed bars, inside dining and, for much of the state, gyms, indoor church services and hair and nail salons in an effort to prevent COVID-19 cases from swamping hospitals. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued...

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Abel Gomez waits for his order at Mariscos Linda food truck as dining tables are sealed off with caution tape due to the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Newsom extended that order statewide and closed additional parts of the world's fifth-largest economy, including indoor malls and offices for noncritical industries. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Jul. 13, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases...

Businesses to turn away customers without masks amid virus

Jul. 7, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Businesses in Washington are now required to refuse service to customers who don’t wear facial coverings, under a statewide order that took effect Tuesday and was issued in response to a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases. Inslee announced the new mandate last week....