QuangHuy Bui cuts client Jorge Sanchez’s hair at Westwood Barbershop in Denver, where Bui has worked for almost a year since deferring his admission to CU Boulder until this fall. (Eli Imadali/Chalkbeat)

A detour through a barber shop

Millions of Americans delayed or cancelled higher education plans amid the pandemic. QuangHuy Bui, in Denver is one of them—and after spending the year working in a barber shop, he’s now planning his return to education.

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