The worst is yet to come in this crazy pandemic-stricken world we’re living in. But we’re staying optimistic in the long-run, as what’s the point in any other outlook?
While things will undoubtedly be changed forever, eventually, it’s the hope that we’ll at least have access to some normalcies like going to restaurants, throwing get-togethers with friends and receiving self-care services.
Among those self-care services are, of course, hair appointments. And once they’re up and running again, almost every single one of us will be in for a rude awakening (but hey, at least we’re all in it together!).
Keep reading for six major hair struggles almost all of us will face post-quarantine.
1. Grey Hairs Everywhere
Whether your greys call for regular upkeep or you simply have strays that need tending to, those unpleasant strands will be in full force come May, when social distancing could potentially be done. You may not have even realized you had such a problem, as your colorist probably handled it every few weeks. Soon, you’ll see yourself in a whole new light (or, well, white). Chin up, it’s happening to the best of us!
2. Brassy Color
Bless your soul if you don’t get your hair colored, but those who do are in for a treat (sarcastically speaking, of course). Unless you’re a neutral kind of gal (which, if you live in L.A., chances are no), you probably have traces of blonde or red flowing through your ‘do. After two months or more, even the greatest shampoo can’t save you. Your hair is suddenly faded into a hue that doesn’t even exist on the largest color wheel.
3. Appointments Are Backed-Up for Lengthy Periods
Just when you think you’re inching closer to the other side, you realize that, oh, you’re not the only person in town who hasn’t had their hair serviced in more than two months. You and every single person you know is on a waiting list for an appointment. It could be weeks, months, who knows! The jokes you made about your split ends and greys are taking a more serious turn, as you’ll be forced to step out in public with an unkempt mane.
4. There’s a Natural Newfound Nervousness About Salon Hygiene
After learning that even some of the wealthiest and healthiest individuals contracted coronavirus, you know it can happen to anyone and in any environment. You’re so used to obsessively sanitizing everything that sitting in a chair that someone sat in, or wearing a robe someone else wore completely terrifies you. And let’s not even get into recycling combs, brushes and other hair tools. Even your most high-end salon makes you anxious.
5. You Have No Clue Where to Turn for Trends or Guidance
So you’ve landed that hair appointment—now what? Where do trends pick up again, now that we’re two months lost? Okay, so you’ve got two options here: stick to some tried and true basic ‘do, or go for something totally wild and hope that others will follow suit.
6. Key products Are Out of Stock Due to High Demand
Now that more brands will be back in business and can finally (hopefully) receive products from other countries, they’re bound to restock their inventory. But with that comes a long waiting list of people seeking product. Don’t think for a second that you’ll have whatever you need at your fingertips. Additionally, given the toll coronavirus has taken on businesses’ revenue, prices of your favorite items could easily spike.
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