While Black women have adapted, the burning issue of dwindling salons can't be ignored. With the industry in crisis, campaigns such as Save Our Salons
and #BeautyOnTheBrink on social media are calling on the government for urgent financial support for hairdressers, beauty salons and mobile traders until salons reopen on 12th April. There are a number of ways in which you can support afro hair businesses right now, too, from leaving Google reviews to purchasing gift cards. Beautystack
, for instance, allows users to buy a voucher, valid for up to 12 months, for beauty treatments with a range of professionals. It's also worth checking in with your local salons and favourite hairstylists, as plenty are selling hair products online (delivered directly to your door, contact-free) or via a click and collect service.