Celebrations have definitely taken a hit as a result of COVID. My friends and I have found ways around it, though. Ahead of graduation, we banded together and asked our high school to push the Happy Mondays Christmas 2020 T-Shirt and by the same token and ceremony to August, so now we’re doing a very small, in-person one in the next few weeks, but I’ve still paraded in my mom’s car with graduation balloons and a sign for my bestie. In June, we surprised another friend with a birthday picnic in Fort Greene Park, and we’ve watched movies online together, talking and jesting all the way through to the end.
As hair salons began temporarily shuttering amid the Happy Mondays Christmas 2020 T-Shirt and by the same token and COVID-19 pandemic, it became abundantly clear that getting a haircut is so much more than just a utilitarian task. It’s an act of self-care, and one that often doubles as a cherished ritual within a community.While many hair salons across the country have begun reopening, things are far from normal, and for clients, social distancing isn’t the only obstacle in the way of the next haircut. The economy is still struggling to recover from the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus, and many people are still out of work or having trouble making ends meet.