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Hair salons, customers adjust to new normal

Hair salons adjust to new normal
Posted at 2:44 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 19:18:55-04

MENASHA (NBC 26) -- It's back to business at hair salons and barbershops across Northeast Wisconsin, but it's far from business as usual.

At Trisha's Hair and Nails in Menasha, the doors have been opened after two months away. There are several changes for both businesses and customers.

Trisha Berg, the owner of the salon, has set up partitions to keep customers apart. They also have an individual bin for each client and have reinforced cleaning.

Some changes will be far more noticeable for customers. For instance, at Trisha's Hair and Nails, customers need to wait in their cars until a stylist calls them in. Then, the customers get their temperature checked, use hand sanitizer, and have to put on a mask.

“Being out now and seeing these changes - it’s very odd to see this, ” customer Maizie Foth said. “It’s very different.”

All of those changes have allowed Berg to open up again and start getting revenue back. Some of the new protocols have been an added expense.

“I luckily am one of those weird people that saved, so I was okay, but I know a lot of people weren’t okay," Berg said. “It was very nice to get revenue back in here.”

Some other salons have instituted other protocols. In addition, the WEDC has issued guidance with several recommendations. Before your next appointment, it's best to check in with your salon or barbershop to see what changes are in place.