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By Wendy Weinstein

The Politics of Business.

The Politics of Business.

When I went to Wilfred Academy hair school in September 1980, I remember sitting in the classroom with 60 other students during our orientation listening to the principal, Mr. Vincent. There was one thing he said that’s stayed with me: “To be truly successful in this business, you should never discuss religion, sex, or politics.”

Snap out of it. Post-Quarantine Blues.

Snap out of it. Post-Quarantine Blues.

“Snap out of it,” I said to myself. “It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be different, but you’ll adjust. It’s like riding a bike, just jump right back into it.”

Only now I’m riding an almost 40-year-old-bike and questioning if I want to get back on.

Is this what they call a sabbatical?

Is this what they call a sabbatical?

Five weeks ago, the government shut down my hair salon. At first I was pretty upset that the government considered my business to be non-essential. All of my hairdresser friends were also freaking out, because we know the impact we have on our clients. The thought of being dismissed…

The Non-Essential Hairdresser

The Non-Essential Hairdresser

I looked up the meaning of non-essential just to be specific as to what my business was categorized as. It’s an adjective that means: “Not Absolutely Necessary.” I have to disagree. Of course, in this horrible situation, we are certainly…