Hair salons across Texas are beginning to re-open their doors as the state continues its process of re-opening, as well.
Many opened their doors with new precautionary measures in the wake of COVID-19, but even still- many stylists are booked full.
Including Amber Stuart.
The hair stylist said she received text messages, calls, and bookings on her site within minutes of Governor Abbott’s declaration that salons would be allowed to re-open. Stuart said she is booked through the entire month of May and into June.
While she said she is excited to get back to work after the more than a month-long hiatus, she is also thankful to have a job to return to at all. The government shutdown was especially hard on many salons.
“There are salons here in Odessa that have permanently shut down…we have to work to make our money. We don’t get a paycheck,” Stuart said.
While salons are open, Stuart said they are taking extra precautions at Indulge where she works. Employees and clients are required to wear a mask and no guests are allowed during appointments. There are signs posted on the doors asking sick people to reschedule.
Hair stylists are also taking extra precautions to sanitize equipment in-between clients, but Stuart said sanitation was a key component most cosmetologists beforehand.
“Of course we’ve enforced it a lot more now, but definitely for sure taking protocol still,” she said.
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