A salon owner is warning consumers not to get their hair cut by an owner of a salon that offers salon services.
“It’s a matter of life or death for someone,” said Diane Jones, owner of the Jones and Associates Hairdressers in Toronto.
“You have to be very careful and be very aware of the things that you’re dealing with.”
The Joneses are licensed to sell their salon services to consumers, but are prohibited from advertising the services online.
“They are trying to get rid of their license,” Jones said.
“They are basically telling people, ‘Hey, don’t do that, we don’t want to be associated with you.'”
The couple said they have been told the Joneses don’t advertise and that it’s all done through the mail.
They’re also told by the owner of their salon that they must have a $150,000 investment.
Jones and Associates has been operating for almost two decades and has been the subject of multiple lawsuits.
The owners have appealed their case in court and are appealing the Ontario Court of Appeal decision.
Jones and associates has a waiting list for a new license, and they said they’re hopeful that they’ll be able to get one by the end of the year.
The owners are asking the court to let them keep the license for a time so they can continue to operate.
Jones said the decision is very disappointing and is upsetting for the owners.
“We are very saddened that this was overturned, that this has been overturned,” she said.
“I hope that our fight for our business and our customers and for our community continues.”
Jones said she’s hoping the court will take a look at the owners’ argument that their business is a “community service” that is in the public interest.
“There’s a great deal of good that comes from this community service and from all of us,” Jones added.
“And the court, unfortunately, decided to ignore it.”
Jones has asked that her business be able a license so she can continue operating in Toronto and across the country.