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A Survey of Nail Salon Workers and Owners in California During Covid-19

  • Author(s): Herrera, Lucero
  • Waheed, Saba
  • Flowers, Kean
  • Fu, Lisa
  • Nguyen, Dung
  • Nguyen, Caroline
  • et al.

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https://www.labor.ucla.edu/publication/a-survey-of-nail-salon-workers-and-owners-in-california-during-covid-19/
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Abstract

As a leading hub for the nail salon industry, California comprises more than 100,000 licensed manicurists who work in mom-and-pop salons throughout the state. With the sudden rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, nail salons were upended as they were forced to shut down to comply with shelter-in-place orders. A Survey of Nail Salon Workers and Owners in California During COVID-19 analyzes and summarizes the socio-economic impacts that COVID-19 had on the nail salon industry through both owner and worker perspectives. Based on 636 worker and 90 owner online surveys, this report provides a brief snapshot of the experiences, needs, and challenges facing workers and owners during the COVID-19 shutdown and as they anticipate reopening.

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