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Batavia salon owner ready for region to enter Phase Two

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 17:23:35-04

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hair salons and barber shops are eager for their regions to enter Phase Two, so they can finally start seeing customers again.

One salon owner who said she's ready to reopen is Holly Stewart, owner of Holly Joy Hair Artistry.

She's been taking a lot of steps to re-imagine her salon, like making sure there's a six foot space between each station.

"For those areas that I was not able to I have provided barriers for protection," she said as she pointed to a plastic curtain between two shampooing stations.

She's even providing masks, face shields, hand sanitizers, and plexiglass, and grabbed some extra barbicide and Lucas-cide.

"I have extended my sanitation procedures to online education for barbicide, lucas-cide and maladies for state certifications for those," said Stewart.

She said they're seeing customers by appointment only.

Before the hair appointment, customers will have to call ahead and let them know that you're here. After that, an employee will come out and check your temperature.

Stuart has been a stylist for 27 years, and in those 27 years she never thought she'd be in this situation.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I ever anticipate the pandemic that we're going through nationwide, worldwide," she said.

But she's ready to get back to business, she's just waiting for the governor to say when.

"I'll be really anxious to get back into a schedule and the swing of things, so I've been doing a lot of preparation," said Stewart.