Hair stylists returned to work recently in Stanton County after the Directed Health Measure restrictions were eased.
Jay and Kim Spence, who own Shear Country in Stanton, said business has picked up since May 6 when local restrictions were loosened due to COVID-19.
“We took chairs out to keep people six feet apart, and barbers and clients must wear masks,” Jay Spence said.
Bobbie Vomacka of Bobbi’s Salon agreed she was excited to get back to work. Before she opened again, Vomacka said she bleached everything, and removed the pens from her desk.
“With owning your own business, you still have to pay your expenses,” she said. “I used to book clients every half hour. Now, I book every hour to sanitize everything.”
Per the new health measure, both staff and clients are required to wear a mask at hair salons and barber shops.
Vomacka ordered several patterns of masks online while Kim Spence made masks for Shear Country. Both of their clients brought their own masks to their appointments.