This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — One hair extension company has decided to take a stand by starting a GoFundMe to help support African American hair stylists who have said the current COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines has caused them to lose a majority of their steady income. CEO of Mayvenn Diishan Imira spoke to PIX11 Morning News about what their efforts have done so far.

About $1.3 million have been raised and dispersed across communities, according to Imira.

Going forward, Imira also hopes to help salons who need assistance in getting proper PPE equipment for when reopening begins.