June 9, 2009
Who would know that 2009 would become the Year of the Louse? This was supposed to be the Year of the Ox by the Japanese Zodiac, but upstart nit picker companies may be a new sign. While many businesses have downsized or closed up shop this year, lice removal specialists seem to be on the rise. Some nit pickers offer salon services and some offer in-home services.
On the west coast, for instance, Hair Spies is about to celebrate their first month anniversary. Hair Spies is the only delousing salon in San Mateo County in Burlingame, California. The new business, described in a recent press release through Market Wire, was formed by three sisters — an artist, a doctor and a preschool director — who have “the perfect combination of knowledge and experience for fighting head lice.”