Angles beauty salon in New York City has been in the news lately for some reason.
In April, the salon posted a picture of its two entrances on Instagram showing a door labeled “The Big Door” with a caption that read “The BIG Door.
You want to come in and check out the space?
You’ll have to pay $20 a head.
The doors are locked, so get there early to avoid any potential security.”
A month later, in June, the photo was updated to include a new entrance with a message that read, “We’re going to be open for you for two weeks from today, from noon until 6pm on the third Saturday of every month, until we run out of space.”
The door also added that visitors can use their mobile phone and the “mobile phone is yours for free.
You can even leave messages on the door if you’re going home.”
According to a July 19 post on the salon’s Instagram page, a staff member from the company’s marketing department was quoted in an article in New Scientist, the magazine that is owned by The Economist, as saying, “They’re really trying to make it work in Africa.”
In the article, the marketing department also acknowledged that the two entrances are “very hard to find,” and that visitors are not allowed to take pictures of the salon, or post selfies on the front door.
“It is extremely difficult to get into the door,” the post reads.
“If you are looking for the door, it will not be open.”
In a July 20 post, the beauty salon claimed that the salon had “only been open for two months,” adding that it has already seen about 80 percent of its annual revenue increase because of the influx of tourists and African beauty professionals from the continent.
The salon’s owner, who is not identified, told Business Insider that the photos of the two entrance entrances are a result of “a mix of misunderstanding and misunderstanding.”
“They’re trying to put it in a negative light.
We don’t have the right to be a tourist attraction, but we are here to make a living,” she said.
The salon has since added a disclaimer on its Instagram account saying, “[The Instagram photos] are from the perspective of the people who work there.
I do not endorse them, nor do I condone them.
The Instagram photos were taken by a friend of ours and are not endorsed by me.”
Angles also recently posted a photo of a new entry to the Instagram account that featured a large sign saying, “@Angles Beauty Salon, you can come in now.
You will pay $25 a head.”
A staff member said that the new entry was only open for 30 minutes.
A salon employee at Angles Beauty told Business Buzz that the entrance is a “toy” that can be used as a door “for free.”
“It’s like you’re looking for an entryway in your home,” the employee said.
“The door is locked, you’ll have a security guard with you, and you’ll be charged a small fee.”
A spokesperson for Angles told Business Beat that “the door is unlocked.”
“It’s very easy to open,” the salon worker said.
Angles is not the only beauty salon to be impacted by this trend, as several other beauty salons have been shut down due to the high cost of being tourists in Africa.
In May, the Daily Mail reported that some beauty saloms in the UK were forced to close after the UK government decided to raise the price they charge for visitors to the country.
In August, another beauty salon that had been in business for nearly a decade was forced to shutter due to “a surge in demand from tourists,” The Telegraph reported.