Showdown at the Salon: How Hairdressing Became the Thing We Fight About in the Middle of the Pandemic
In eighteenth-century France, salons were gatherings where the free exchange of ideas fomented revolutionary sentiment. So, too, in twenty-first-century Texas. Let’s look closely at the events of the last week—call it the Great Cosmetology War of 2020—and despair together. But, perhaps, for a different reason than you are otherwise currently despairing. Hopefully it will be a nice little break. The conflict really kicked off on April 25, at a protest in front of the Frisco City Hall calling for the reopening of shuttered businesses. Shelley Luther, the owner of Salon à la Mode, took center stage. She had gained local publicity for reopening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order. By way of enforcing it, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins had sent…View Original Post
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