We had the good fortune of connecting with Qiana Cali and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Qiana, how have you been affected by Covid-19?
This global crisis has effected the beauty industry in every way. Being a salon owner has always been a dream come true. Recently my dream was drastically rearranged without notice. The beauty industry is very hands on. There is no way to duplicate our skill without HUMAN contact. Covid-19 has forced my salon doors to close. This crisis has taken away my main source of income overnight. This tragedy extended to my stylists and billions of beauty professionals worldwide, being removed from “behind the chair”. As salon owners we are left paying rents and bills for our closed businesses without any indication when we can reopen our source of income. Our clients are suffering physically and mentally from our absence. For many, salon visits are like “therapy”. The whole community is greatly effected by this pandemic while keeping a constant focus on our health and those around us. This is a one of a kind global adjustment.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most excited about our new blueprint in the beauty industry. A more one on one focus on our clients overall look as well as their health and wellbeing. Because of the new awareness on the benefits of our natural resources, Im excited to see how more beauty professionals will be inclined to take a more natural approach to beauty and haircare.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m grateful for all of the positive light sources available to me. Positivity is key in times of uncertainty. Along with love, compassion and focus. The support shown by clients, friends, community, and family are beautiful examples of how essential HUMANS are to eachother above everything else. Nothing can replace love and kindness. Our community loyally enforces that daily. For that we are all thankful.