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.
“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.
“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.
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:
2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
Vincent Palumbo Salon
116 North Main Street, Branford
30 Main Street, East Haven
1402 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
715 Lakewood Road, Waterbury
Belle Cheveux Salon
1085 South Main Street, Cheshire