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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:11 PM

Vaxxed, waxed and ready to spend: 'Hot Vax Summer' heats up businesses

Washington Post

Emily Norton spent the majority of her first two years of college quarantined at home with her family and hiding her bisexuality, the exact opposite of what she had hoped would be a period of self-exploration and freedom.

But once she got a shot in her arm and an apartment with friends in Roanoke, Norton, 19, was finally ready to go on a date.

Emily Norton spent the majority of her first two years of college quarantined at home with her family and hiding her bisexuality, the exact opposite of what she had hoped would be a period of self-exploration and freedom.

But once she got a shot in her arm and an apartment with friends in Roanoke, Norton, 19, was finally ready to go on a date.

To prepare, she got her nails done (bright yellow acrylics), filled her shopping cart at American Eagle, bought ashy blond hair dye and scheduled her first haircut in over a year.

So when Norton showed up to her first date with a woman on June 3, she was about $350 poorer. But the nail parlor, clothing store and hair salon? They were a little bit richer.

Experts and friend groups alike are fawning over “Hot Vax Summer,” or what they expect to be a months-long party full of first dates, packed bars and other previously forbidden activities made possible by mass vaccinations. That anticipation has driven up contraception sales, sent liquor sales through the roof and flushed salons with cash as people clamor to be “vaxxed and waxed.” The result is an economic engine for some of the businesses most damaged by the coronavirus pandemic, which, after a year of isolation, are now flourishing thanks to the pent-up desire to date and mingle.


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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 01:22 PM

1. As long as it includes the Vax, then go for it

I think too many are cutting loose while skipping that step

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