COVID-19 Reshaping the Beauty & Barbering Industry

Is COVID-19 Reshaping the Beauty & Barbering Industry?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely shifted the economic landscape of the United States. This can be stressful for business owners and individual stylists and barbers, but Dr. Tye Caldwell and Courtney Caldwell say the opposite. “It will push the industry to a whole new level of importance. The industry has never been affected. Economically we have always risen to the occasion” says Dr. Tye Caldwell, CEO of ShearShare. 

COVID-19 Is Boosting Independent Contractors

The majority of the industry before 2010 was full-time employees attracted to certain brands or large salons or barbershops. However, in 2021 we’reseeing an increasd number of independent contractors due in part to  the advent of social media, and now, with the pandemic. Before COVID, the beauty and barbering industry was already the second largest industry for freelancers and the numbers only continue to grow.. 

As we all attempt to recuperate after the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, ShearShare is helping new freelance beauty and barber professionals by “making sure you have the resources at your fingertips to continue feeding your family” says Courtney Caldwell, COO of ShearShare. As a beauty and barbering professional, ShearShare allows you to find stations or private suites when you need them, where you need them to be at an affordable rate. With the app you can customize your workspace in over 850 cities across the nation.

ShearShare Supports a Gig Economy

The gig economy thrives in national hardships, as people gain confidence to become a small business owner or individual freelance stylist or barber. “What’s the worst that could happen? If the worst thing that could happen is that you go back to the salon that you were working for, or go back to the barbershop that you were working for, then so be it” says Courtney Caldwell.

ShearShare has been at the forefront of the beauty industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be leading the way thereafter. With the ability to find  space from the comfort of your phone, capabilities through the ShearShare app, the beauty industry can sustain itself, and even grow as we continue to weather the pandemic. 

Download the ShearShare app today to continue to grow your business this year!