Many area residents will be in need of a haircut after the countryâ€™s largest salon chain closed its 13 Connecticut locations, including one on the Newington-New Britain city line.
Hair Cuttery has closed its salon at 585 Hartford Road, in New Britain, with no indication of a reopening. Calls to the salon went unanswered Tuesday.
Hair Cutteryâ€™s parent company, Creative Hairdressers, Inc., voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late April, according to a May 11 article by The Associated Press. The company subsequently sold its 700-plus Hair Cuttery locations across the U.S. to HC Salon Holdings, Inc. in June.
Phil Horvath, president of Creative Hairdressers, said in a statement to The Associated Press that the company was â€śexcited about our long-term potentialâ€ť and â€ślooking forward to reopening our doors and meeting the pent-up demand from people who are eager to look and feel their best again.â€ť
In a July 22 Facebook post, Hair Cuttery shared safety standards implemented when salons across the country reopened amidst the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. It was not clear when those in the Nutmeg State were shuttered.
The companyâ€™s website lists locations in New England and several other states as â€śtemporarily closed.â€ť
A notice on the New Britain Hair Cutteryâ€™s page reads, â€śDue to government recommendation and for the greater good of our community, we are temporarily closed at this location. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to serving you in the future.â€ť
The other nearby locations are in West Hartford and Vernon.
A stylist named â€śMonaeâ€ť who answered the phone at the Hair Cuttery in Bear, Delaware Tuesday, said their salon was one of the few that reopened across America this summer. She did not give her last name or any other information.
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