Most of us can't wait for the re-opening of Salons and Barber Shops here in Western New York, but as they told our friends at WIVB-TV, there will be some modifications in place.

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Barbershops and salon owners have been busy the past few weeks making some changes to their practices so when they’re allowed to open, they can do it in a way that their employees and customers are safe from Covid-19.

“We’re going to do everything we can to keep our staff healthy and everyone in there as safe as we can,” Michael Dinino owner of Architect for Men on Main Street in Buffalo, he’s been making changes to his business to protect against the coronavirus pandemic.

“All our seats are already six feet apart, at the reception desk we’re going to put plastic there, so that there’s no interaction face to face,” he said. “Behind the chairs, the types of things that we can do, normally, we wear gloves when we work, but we’ll also integrate the masks as well.”

When it comes to precautions, Charlene Minx says she has been taking some ideas from salons that have opened already in Georgia. She said they'll be using masks, face shields, and plastic barriers between stations.

There are even a few changes that will take place upon a customer's arrival.

“We’ll be taking everybody’s temperature when they enter the building,” she said. “We’ll be asking them a series of questions, if they’ve been sick, if they’ve been in contact with anybody who has had coronavirus.”


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