The Birmingham hair salon chain, Bullring Barber, is a familiar face in the city’s hairdressing scene.
But it’s also one that has been in decline.
The chain’s owner has been out of work for a while, and many of the hairstylists he employs are now part-time.
Birmingham-based Bullring has become known for its unique and distinctive style.
Bullring has been the go-to for hairdresses who want to take on a new look, but some have felt like they’ve been left behind in a big city where there’s more competition than competition.
“You have to do something different, because you’re not going to find any of them,” said Jocelyn Miller, a hairdressed stylist at Bullring.
In fact, she said some of her peers at the Birmingham-based chain were leaving for greener pastures.
Miller said some clients have been told that the company doesn’t want to work at all.
“They feel that Bullring is a place they’re not comfortable going,” Miller said.
She said she would prefer to work as a full-time salon employee, and if there was ever a time to retire, that would be it.
Bryan D. Johnson is an award-winning reporter for CBC News.
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