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Local hair salons prepare for future green light to reopen for business

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Hair and nail salons are petitioning Governor Gavin Newsom to be included in Phase Two of the re-opening plan, but so far, they have not been given the green light to reopen.

Some local salon owners say they are preparing for when their businesses can resume.

Kim Brown, the owner of Kim & Co. Salon & Day Spa says there will be some sanitation rules added to her salon.

“We’re held to a high standard by our licensing to keep our salon clean anyway, but we’ll be even more diligent about that with all this happening,” said Brown.

Every employee will have their temperature taken upon arrival and when clients call to make an appointment, they will be asked if they feel sick in anyway. If so, they'll need to reschedule.

“Someone can’t bring their children or boyfriend or husband like they used to and we won’t be double booking. We’ll leave space between each client so we have the proper time to clean up between them,” added Brown.

Laura Broon, a nail technician at the spa says she will continue to wear the proper mask as she did prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Broon added that she understands that moving forward the number of clients she sees per day may be limited.

“I usually do seven to eight a day but now I’ll probably be able to do about four at the most,” said Broon.

Both agreed that the past two months have definitely been challenging, but their team is eager to welcome clients back in.

According to the state's reopening plan, hair and nail salons will be allowed to reopen in Phase Three.