Niagara Region investigating hair salon offering cuts as "auditions" for podcast

Jan 22 2021, 12:46 pm

Niagara Region is investigating a hair salon that is operating by allowing people to sign up for “auditions” for a podcast and possible documentary.

A spokesperson from Niagara Region said they are aware of the situation at Chrome Artistic Barbershop and that there is an “active investigation.”

“Our staff are working in close collaboration with our counterparts at the City of St. Catharines and other agencies to enforce the Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Reopening Ontario Act in a consistent and fair manner,” they said in a statement to Daily Hive.

Hair salons are currently not allowed to be open during the lockdown.

The barbershop says they are looking for people to be part of a podcast and possible documentary and are allowing potential clients to sign up for “auditions” or hair appointments.

An “adult audition” costs $37, while a “kids audition” costs $27.

Chrome Artistic Barbershop

When the Ontario Stay at Home order was implemented on January 14, the business wrote a letter to Premier Doug Ford stating the lockdown is “deadlier than COVID.”

Daily Hive has reached out to Chrome Artistic Barbershop for comment and will update accordingly. 

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