| Jae C. Hong/AP Photo California How Vietnamese Americans rallied behind nail salons during the California shutdown Even as they recover from the hit to their bottom line from months of closure, salon owners are worried about their reputations.
Nail salons were already facing anti-Asian sentiment in the wake of the coronavirus; now, owners and workers were particularly worried.
Nail salons had to close in most counties Monday after another Newsom shutdown as coronavirus surges in California.
The administration didn’t respond to questions about its negotiations with nail salons — or why it differentiated between nails and hair.
Now, with Newsom announcing the reclosure of hair salons, nail salons and other personal care services on Monday, “we just took a big step backwards,” said Tam Nguyen.