TEMPLE, TX — Dapper & Dashin' in Temple is only a year and a half old, which made closing for 7 weeks hard.
"It was gut-wrenching in that we kinda saw it coming and expecting it and we worked up to the last day," Owner and stylist Jacob Rodriguez said.
Working until the very last day they could, even though they were expecting it, actually closing was difficult. Now they're wearing masks, cleaning surfaces regularly and practicing social distancing.
"They also wait in their car, the client will give us a call and we'll tell them it's okay to come in," Rodriguez said.
John Thrasher has been getting his hair cut by Rodriguez for many years and was so happy to be sitting in his chair once again.
"Jacob has been cutting my hair for well over 10 years and I would definitely call this an essential service that we need back," Thrasher said.
When someone is cutting your hair for a decade, you're sure to become friends. For Thrasher and Rodriguez they were excited to catch up on the time lost.
"We have good camaraderie when he's cutting my hair as well and I' glad to be back here and supporting his family and supporting his business," Thrasher said.
Even though they may have to wear a mask, Rodriguez is just happy to be back.
"If all I have to do is wear a mask and wipe things down like I'll do whatever I have to do to be able to have my business back open and see our clients and get our employees back working," Rodriguez said.