One hair extension company has decided to take a stand by starting a GoFundMe to help support African American hair stylists who have said the current COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines has caused them to lose a majority of their steady income. CEO of Mayvenn Diishan Imira spoke to WPIX about what their efforts have done so far.
About $1.3 million have been raised and dispersed across communities, according to Imira.
Going forward, Imira also hopes to help salons who need assistance in getting proper PPE equipment for when reopening begins.
This story was first reported by WPIX's Betty Nguyen and Barbara Prempeh.