The latest inflation report released this week shows that the inflation rate in the United States is still well above 8% and is affecting daily life.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Inflation has increased, as have the prices of groceries, gasoline and other basic necessities.
The latest report released this week shows that the inflation rate in the United States is still well above 8% and is still affecting individuals nationwide.
Cosmetology is an industry that is really affected by high inflation.
Since the start of the pandemic, hairdressers have seen their clientele evolve.
According to Crown Beauty Bar Salon owner Megan Harris, stylists have had to get used to some of their regulars not coming to their chairs as often.
“I feel like people are spacing out their dates a lot longer,” Harris said. “They’re also taking a hit and are like they can’t afford to come every 6 weeks.”
As daily living prices rise, it’s not just customers who are hurting, as hair salons struggle to keep up with inflation.
Harris explained that the costs of supplies have doubled and maintaining storage has taken more money out of the salon’s pockets. This led her to increase the prices of her services.
“It was difficult because everyone is affected by inflation and so we want our clients to be able to afford to have their hair done, but we also need to be able to afford to do it and have a paycheck at the end,” Harris said. .
According to Harris, her customers have been supportive despite the price hike which she says means a lot to her as she does her best to serve her customers while continuing to provide a source of income for salon employees and their families.
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