Barbershops, beauty, and nail salons close temporarily due to Gov. Brown’s order

Barbershops, beauty, and nail salons are being forced to shut down due to Governor Brown’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order.

The order was announced earlier Monday morning, but it is already scaring local businesses.

The Gentlemen’s Den in Medford spent the day cancelling future appointments. They can’t even make house calls because doing so would violate the six feet social distancing order.

“Well, it’s how we pay our bills cause we’re working. And now we can’t work at all. It sucks,” the owner of The Gentlemen’s Den, Nichole DeLaCruz said.

Unlike other people who’ve been laid off, these hair stylists say they are self-employed and cannot claim unemployment. Now they’re left hoping they’ll be able to reopen their doors soon.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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