Hair salons able to reopen with some limitations

Patrick Moussignac
Updated: May 29, 2020 06:00 PM
Created: May 29, 2020 05:55 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Now that some of the confusion of Phase Two has been cleared up hair salons are ready to reopen their doors and see their clients again.

News10NBC found out which services are allowed, and the ones that will have to wait.


Soon chairs at most hair salons will be filled with people who have been waiting months now to get their hair done. The Phase Two announcement was most welcomed at Polished Salon in Rochester.

"I'm happy that things are starting to move along," Stylist Samantha Brado said. "Things are going great, it means we can open up."

The announcement does come with strict guidelines businesses must acknowledge with the state. Hair salons can only cut, color and style hair for now. Other services such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials and certain hair trimmings are prohibited until further notice.

"Us being stylists is great to be able to be here, and be open for her, and give the business you know people walking in, walking out the best that we can. We still bring in revenue and help pay bills that need to be paid," Brado said.

The guidelines stipulate that salons can only have 50% maximum capacity at any given time. 

"You can't just walk into the salon. You have to wait in your car until we contact you," Brado said.

News10NBC also talked the owners of Maxim Spa and Salon in Rochester who have been anticipating the announcement. Their reopening plans are already in motion.

"We're going to take a few days to call all of our clients that have been on our schedule since March 18th, and move forward and start scheduling them since Phase 2 is open," co-owner Toni Marie Allocco said.

"We're telling everyone to embrace the grey, and hopefully no one has cut their own hair, color is a little easier to fix than cutting but we'll see," her business partner Rachele Muscari added.

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