AUSTIN (KXAN) — Salons and barbershops in Texas had been allowed to reopen their doorways for the primary time in weeks on Friday.
Whereas some determined to stay closed because the coronavirus pandemic continues, many others returned to enterprise – whereas working slightly completely different from earlier than.
Each the hair stylist and the shopper are required to put on masks as a result of shut contact between the 2.
Regardless of the relaxed guidelines on some companies reopening, Austin and Travis County leaders have prolonged the native Keep House-Work Protected order.
It now expires on Might 30 in Austin and June 15 in Travis County.
In downtown Austin’s Seaholm District, Lather Salon was one of many companies serving clients once more.
“I’m very excited to open and but I do know that we’re opening to a really small viewers,” mentioned co-owner Kim Bacon. “I feel we might not even be having lots of clientele till June or July, and that’s okay.”
Bacon added that she thinks reopening will show to be a “actually good factor” and can assist individuals to really feel much less of a way of worry.
“We’re going to have extra social duty – social duty for others and the individuals that may’t do it for themselves,” she mentioned.
Some clients returned to the salons and barber retailers on day one, together with Gary Brown.
“It needs to be a private selection I suppose, however I don’t like individuals having to return to work and actually risking their lives,” he mentioned.
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