Business at Minnesota hair salons, barbershops drop with ongoing pandemic

After being closed for months, business was booming for hair salons and barbershops across Minnesota once they were allowed to reopen in June.

Since then, they’ve seen sales drop as the pandemic continues.

Business at Moxie Hair Salon in St. Paul has dropped 30%.

"I have a couple clients that come in they don’t want their hair washed or blow-dried and just want to sit down and leave," hairstylist Leah Houle said.

The Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners says on average sales have declined 40% to 50%.

Since reopening, the Minnesota Department of Health says they’ve identified four cases of COVID-19, involving customers and staff at hair salons or barbershops.