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New Killeen nail salon to open one month after scheduled grand opening day

Posted at 10:24 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 23:25:21-04

KILLEEN, TX — Johnny Dang and his wife Hannah have waited years to open their own nail salon.

"My wife keep telling me that I have to open a salon for her," said Johnny. "So wife is the boss. I have no choice but listen to her, then here we go."

Not too long ago, they finally got their hands on a shop in Killeen, just to be told their grand opening would have to wait.

"It was ready to go, ready to open for the public in mid-April, but of course with this COVID-19, everything had to be pushed back," said Anna McKinney, a receptionist Aeon Nail Spa.

On Friday, the Dang's will open their shop in a way they never thought they'd have to before, following brand new regulations for salons across Texas.

When you visit Aeon Nail Spa, a receptionist will offer you a mask if you do not already have one. They have hand sanitizer as well. However, customers will have to wait in their cars for their appointment until they receive a text that they can come back in.

"Anything to do with manicures, we require them to wash their hands first before moving on to a station. Everything is sanitized after each use for each customer," said Cassia Herrera, another receptionist.

The team is excited to finally see their customers who have been waiting a long time to see them.

"People here so welcoming. People here nice to us," said Johnny.

They say so far business is booming. Aeon Nail Spa is fully booked for Friday and Saturday.

Nail salons, barbershops, hair salons and similar services are allowed to open Friday by following social distancing guidelines.