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Canadian News Jan 21, 2021 8:43 PM EST

Ontario woman turns her salon into movie studio to get around lockdown rules

Chrome Artistic Barbering in the Niagara region of Ontario has changed their mode of business, finding a creative way to stay afloat amid the province's lockdown restrictions.

Ontario woman turns her salon into movie studio to get around lockdown rules
James Anthony Montreal QC

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Chrome Artistic Barbering in the Niagara region of Ontario has changed their mode of business, finding a creative way to stay afloat amid the province's lockdown restrictions.

Alicia Hirter, who has been running the Niagara Region business for almost two decades now, stated when interviewed:

"With the latest lockdown, we had to find a way to survive. We became a film set and studio People who come here for a haircut are not just clients, but they are actors who are auditioning for a part or performing in what will be our movie TV show or podcast."

According to the Toronto Sun, Hirter claims she was poring through the lockdown rules, and found that movie shoots were still being allowed to happen, so she followed the rules in place for professional TV and movie shoots.

Her operation is therefore completely legal, and obeys all of the local, provincial and national safety protocols.

People who come in get their appearance approved, and are interviewed while it's happening. This is considered an audition for what will be eventually released to the public.

However, Hirter claims that the city of St. Catharines now want to shut her town, and called her on Wednesday saying that she could be charged.

"In St Catharines, the Walmart and Costco grocery stores, LCBO, and pot stores have way more customers than we have, but there is no one ticketing them," commented Hirter.

The St. Catharines government so far has not publicly pronounced on the issue.

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