Sonoma County barbers and salons now offering outdoor haircuts to stay open

17 August 2020

Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Waiting for her hair appointment on a recent warm afternoon in Sebastopol, Yael Raff Peskin sat beneath the shade of a large oak tree in an area normally reserved for outdoor events at The Barlow shopping and entertainment mecca.

When it was time for her haircut, she took a seat in a salon chair under a striped umbrella. A masked stylist went to work in front of a framed mirror set atop a wooden art easel.

Peskin also wore a face covering and was asked to prewash her own hair before arriving. Despite the unusualness, she was glad to get a trim at Reframe Hair Gallery’s improvised outdoor salon.

“I loved it,” Peskin said. “I normally spend my time outside these days, so it’s going to be hard to go back inside.”

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