We had the good fortune of connecting with Marchelle McKeirnan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marchelle, what’s the most interesting thing you’ve read online?
https://www.thisuglybeautybusiness.com/2020/03/covid-19-our-new-economic-reality.html This article by TIna Alberino, blogger at This Ugly Beauty Business really shocked me into reality. The reality being that the currently circumstance for Hair Salons in the US is grim. This pandemic is going to expose the pandemic of mis classification of workers and tax evasion by “salon” owners. Many salons will close, many mis classified workers will realize that they should have been paid hourly for the work done so they could easily qualify for benefits during an emergency. Law suits started by the workers will come in waves. Through all of this people will still need haircuts and people will still want their color done. I am inspired by the people that are determined to stick it out and make it work. I am inspired by the staff at my salon who are all missing taking care of their guests but understand that they are safer at home for the time being. This article really got be thinking of how important it is to provide a legal, safe work place as well as always be open to pivoting and expanding your skillset and business at any moment. I think this article is triggering for many who have gotten used to being mis classified but in todays world, there is no room for it any longer.

What should our readers know about your business?
I own Bluxom Salon. We are San Diego’s first Low-Tox beauty spot for Hair and Nails. We employ 7 stylists and we all focus on removing any unecesary chemicals from our practice for our health and the health of our guests. The biggest lesson I have learned since opening the salon in 2013 is to Listen first and always be open to new solutions from the staff and guests.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First we would walk the cliffs at Sunsent Cliffs and have brunch at Little Lion, then we would pick up some produce and deli items from Peoples Co-op. For lunch we would make big sandwiches and sit in Golden Hill park enjoying the Sunny and 70 weather. For dinner we would hit tribute pizza for the foccaccia, a bottle of Glou Glou and a pie. An after dinner a drink at Bar Kindred and then home 🙂 The next morning a coffee a Hawthorne on Adams, Stop be the Heart and Trotter for a tri-tip and then off to shop the HIllcrest farmers market for some grillables, can’t miss a loaf from Prager Brothers. We love to spend Sunday evenings grilling in our backyard.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to Shout Out Lance Courtney VP at Easihairpro for always seeing the sunny side and CHOOSING to share your gifts and inspiration with the world.

Website: bluxomsalon.co,
Instagram: @bluxomsalon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluxomsalon
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bluxom-salon-san-diego

Image Credits
Tara Johansen

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