Salons and barbershops reopen across the state

Posted at 8:44 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 21:44:27-04

The official initiation of phase two began Friday with the reopening of salons, barbershops, nail salons, and eye brow studios in Central Texas.

Barbers and hair stylists across the state have spent around 72 hours preparing just for this moment.

“We went from going on May 18 to May 8 out of no where,” said Corey Zavala.

“The demand was overwhelming. The day we were given the okay, within three hours, Friday was booked up solid,” said Kevin Gritten.

Just two days ago, Champions Salon and Barber looked like a ghost town, but Friday it was slammed.

“People check in. We are cleaning in between clients, wiping down, sweeping, disinfecting. We are a machine and everybody is clicking,” said Kevin Gritten.

Not only are people happy to get their hair cut, but employees are happy to see their colleagues and have clients back in their chairs.

“Being around the guys again. Being around my customers again. Being able to do what I love to do on a day to day basis and provide for my family so that’s exciting,” said Zavala.

“These aren’t just clients, they are friends and they haven’t been able to see some of their friends in a couple months now, so its just joy. The whole shop is happy,” said Gritten.

They are happy to do what they love and see the smiling faces that a new hair cut can bring.

A lot of salons and barbershops still have not opened, so be sure to call and get a appointment to ensure you can get service.