There are no gay hairlines in Atlanta anymore.
The last one closed its doors in 2016.
Now there are only gay barbers in the area.
The city’s gay community has largely moved on since then.
But the hairdressing industry is still a major part of the local economy.
That’s partly because of the popularity of a particular brand: The Beach Boys.
The band’s popularity has brought people into the salon world, and the new breed of gay haired hairdlers are drawn to the Beach Boys, who have a long history of supporting LGBT people.
The Beach boys were featured in the film, The Big Short, which explored the mortgage crisis.
The haircuts, haircuts and more haircuts The Beach boy is not a household name anymore.
But he still has a huge following in the local community.
And the men and women who wear the Beach boy’s hair know it.
One salon owner told Business Insider the haired hairstylist’s clients come to him with their own stories of being gay or lesbian.
Many of them have children, too.
The salon owner said he makes $5 an hour and is lucky to make $3,000 per week.
And they’re not alone.
Many other hairdleries in the region are struggling.
There are gay barber shops in the San Francisco Bay Area, and some in LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon.
The local salon scene is also struggling.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported in January that the local barber shop owners are worried about the growing number of gay bar owners.
In the end, the business community is trying to figure out what to do.
“We need to figure what’s the next step for us,” the owner of one of the bars told the newspaper.
Some are looking to expand.
One barber, who goes by the name of Dave, told the Chronicle he’s working on a new salon.
He told Business News Daily that he has been working with a gay bar owner in California, but the gay bar is already closed.
So Dave said he’s starting his own business, a hairdressor bar in Atlanta.
“I’m hoping that we can bring it here,” Dave said.
Some gay barters are making changes.
The barbershop owner told the paper that he’s looking for a “bigger client base” and that he doesn’t want to cater to gay clients.
That kind of thing is just the way it is in this day and age, he said.
But for many of the hairline barbers, the Beach Boy legacy is the reason to keep their business open.
“It’s a symbol of our community,” the barber told Business Daily.
“The Beach Boys are a symbol that we’re all in this together.”
He added that the gay community should embrace the Beach boys and other gay-focused celebrities who make their living by doing what they love.
He said they’re making a statement about how we can all be part of something bigger than ourselves.
But some gay barers are taking a different approach.
They’re hoping to attract a wider audience.
“A lot of them are saying, ‘Hey, look, we’re just trying to make some money,'” said the barbers owner.
“They don’t want it to be a sign of weakness.
We just want to make a difference.”
And they hope that other barbers will follow suit.
“That’s where the future is,” the Barbershop Owner told Business Buzz.
“If I do the right thing, I can make a good living.”
But for now, the gay haires still have one thing on their minds.
“All the hair is going to come back,” Dave told Business New.
“Maybe I’ll retire someday.”
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