The Ministry of Commerce has decided that all barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons across the country will be closed one day a week, to be implemented as of October 1, 2022.
According to the written statement made by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry continues to solve the important problems of tradesmen and merchants, which have been going on for years and have psychological and sociological dimensions as well as economic dimensions, with the authorizations obtained from the Law on the Regulation of Retail Trade.
Upon the request of the Turkish Barbers, Hairdressers and Beauty Salon Operators Federation, which represents 122 professional chambers and approximately 83 thousand professional members throughout the country, the Ministry was appointed by the Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK) and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) representing all tradesmen and merchants. took the appropriate views and decided that all barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons across the country will be closed for one day a week, to be implemented as of October 1, 2022.
According to the decision sent by the Ministry of Commerce to the governorships of 81 provinces through the Ministry of Interior, the days of the week that barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons will be closed will be determined by the governors of each province within their own dynamics, by taking the opinions of industry representative professional organizations.
It is not mandatory for barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons to close on the same day.
Considering that the business volumes of the enterprises can be concentrated on different days of the week and there may be differences in consumer preferences and behavior patterns, there is no imposition by the Ministry on which day the barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons will be closed, while contributing to the determination of the closing day by evaluating both the local dynamics of the professional organizations and provincial administrations and the profiles of the professionals. were provided.
With the decision of the Ministry of Commerce, which gives equal participation and a voice to sector representatives and provincial administrations in the decision-making process, and can therefore be described as the manifestation of democracy culture in commercial life, barbers, hairdressers and beauty salon operators and employees were allowed to rest and socialize at least once a week. In this way, it was aimed to contribute to the protection of mental and physical health, to increase motivation, performance and service quality, and more importantly, to strengthen family and social ties.
In addition, since the decision to close will be applied equally to all businesses without any discrimination, the formation of unfair competition and economic loss of businesses were prevented.