Stories tagged: "barber"

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We Are Michigan Hairdressers. It’s Too Early To Return To Work.

While some protest, these Metro Detroit stylists say staying home during a deadly pandemic is a better idea.

Texas hairstylist Shelley Luther speaks alongside barber Karl Manke during a press conference on Monday, May 18, 2020, outside of Karl Manke’s Barber and Beauty in Owosso, Mich.
‘Operation Haircut’: The Defiant Barbers Driving Michigan’s Next Dramatic Protest

These are the latest business owners pushing to toss social distancing by the wayside so that they may operate again.

A protester carries his rifle during a rally against Michigan’s coronavirus stay-at-home order at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
State Gives Barber His Last Cut: 7 Michigan Stories You Need To Read This Week

The week’s stories taking top views and conversation at The ‘Gander. Catch the stories we can’t stop talking about.

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This Barber Defied the Stay-At-Home Order. He Just Had His License Pulled.

Remember that defiant barber from Owosso? Then you probably saw this coming.

Karl Manke, 77, left, wears a mask while cutting hair, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Karl Manke’s Barber and Beauty Shop in Owosso, Mich. Manke re-opened his doors on Monday in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order mandating salons, barbershops and other businesses to stay closed. He has already given nearly 100 haircuts, and fields more calls than that daily, all while continuing to cut hair. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
This Barber Would Rather Risk Jail Than Unemployment: ‘I Don’t Need the Governor to Be My Mother”

This small town barber says he’ll still keep cutting hair and racking up fines for defying our statewide protections during the pandemic.