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Black Hair Care Industry Takes a Hit Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus has proven to be a multi-layered nemesis with its effects spanning far beyond that of physical sickness. Not only has it taken a toll on the stock market, but now Black hair suppliers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. are being affected by its pandemic reach. According to WUSA 9 , hair care businesses are facing challenges securing hair shipments from their wholesalers located in Asia. District Cheveux, located in Bowie, Maryland, depends on weave and wig shipments from China to fulfill customer orders, but due to the coronavirus, the company has taken a hit. “I just never imagined coronavirus would affect me, being in the states,” District Cheveux stylist, Shannel Wallace told WUSA 9. “Not directly as far as being sick, but my business,” she said. Hair shipments to District Cheveux have also been extremely delayed. Wallace said an order she placed in January still hasn’t arrived. “They [the vendor] finally reached back out to me and said due to the virus, everyone,...

Mar 4, 2020