Sisters Salon not rushing to reopen, making sure guidelines are met

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jun 04, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Even though businesses have the green light to reopen, some are waiting just a few more days to make sure they are very prepared. Jessica Jackson, owner of Sisters Salon on Cleveland Drive in Cheektowaga says she is feeling many emotions about opening back up.

“I'm excited because we miss our clients but nervous because of all the stipulations," Jackson said. "Nervous about how business is going to go because are people really going to come back out?”

She isn’t rushing to reopen. Jackson has taken this time to make sure she has the supplies she needs to meet the strict guidelines but says she has struggled to find cleaning supplies and other PPE to safely reopen. Her salon is in the 14215 zip code which has seen a high number of COVID-19 cases.
In a very competitive industry Jackson says salons and barber shops have come together to keep each other informed on the changing reopening schedule.

“This is what you are doing now you have to go and get this, or you have to make sure you have this kind of cleanser just trying to keep people updated,” Jackson said.

Erie county is providing all barber shops and salons with face shields and has a list of vendors businesses can reach out to buy supplies. Jackson plans to open June 13th, with half her clients and a very sanitized salon.