Local salons reaching out to help laid off stylists

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Local hair salons want to help the stylists who were laid off. The Image Company Hair Salon abruptly closed its doors leaving 50 employees without work.

Dawn Ganino is the owner of Vincent Palumbo Salon in Branford.

“I wanted to reach right out and help them immediately,” said Ganino.

Brianna Fahy was laid off her job at the Image Company.

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“I got a call Tuesday night at 10:00 my manager called me saying you need to come to the salon and get your stuff. The store is closing down,” said Fahy.

hair salon 8 Local salons reaching out to help laid off stylistsGanino is the new owner of Vincent Palumbo Salon in Branford. She’s been hair stylist for 20 years and knows how tough it is to get a job in the industry. She wants to give back.

“I need to fill these chairs. I have eight chairs that I need to fill and I would love to get these girls in here and get them busy,” said Ganino.

Ganino said her salon will honor gift cards purchased for use at The Image Company. Gina Rivera is the owner of Hair’s Talent in East Haven.hair salon 7 Local salons reaching out to help laid off stylists

“Where do they go? They don’t have equipment they have no where to go,” said Rivera.

She has a message for customers and laid-off employees too.

“My door’s open. Come. Come to the salon,” said Rivera.

Gina Rivera is ready to fill chairs.

“I’m willing to give them a months free rent so anything they do will go in their pockets to get them started maybe buy new equipment for themselves,” said Rivera.

Creative Haircuts in Hamden wants to help too.

Andrea Rispoli is a partner at Creative Haircuts in Hamden.

salon13 Local salons reaching out to help laid off stylists“We would try to give back to the community and move forward trying to re-build out clients here and help those girls maintain their clientele,” said Rispoli.

Ganino said it’s a win-win.

“I want to keep those stylist busy. Keep them with their customers and build my business as well,” added Ganino.


Salons hiring and honoring gift certificates:

Creative Haircuts
2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden

Vincent Palumbo Salon
116 North Main Street, Branford

Hair’s Talent
30 Main Street, East Haven

Glorious Hair
1402 Whalley Avenue, New Haven

Salon Square
715 Lakewood Road, Waterbury

Belle Cheveux Salon
1085 South Main Street, Cheshire

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