TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Hair salons and barbershops were allowed to reopen Monday morning as part of Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest amendment to the currently in place Safer at Home order.
However, restrictions are in place to keep customers and employees safe.
The salon placed face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer at the front entrance.
Shear Envy Salon in Tupelo saw a packed parking lot Monday as customers rushed to get their haircut for the first time in weeks. The salon closed its doors on March 21.
Owner Amber Moyer said she is very happy to be back in business. She describes herself as a busy-bee, so not working for her was very hard.
The salon placed face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer at the front entrance. Customers and employees have to wear masks in order to come in.
A simple haircut is not quite so simple as before.
One such precaution is the stylists are now using disposable towels and capes for each customer.
"That is stuff we already did on the regular,” Moyer said. “It's just now we have to keep everyone spread out further."
As a precaution, stylists are not using blow dryers.
Stylists are only working with one customer at a time and are cleaning their stations after every customer. That means stylists can't see as many customers and their schedules are booked out for weeks.
"As I go, my appointments are booked ‘till the second week in June."
Moyer said the salon right now is not accepting walk-ins. Customers have to call to schedule an appointment.