Davidson County hair salons reopen Monday for Phase 2

Posted at 4:11 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 19:50:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville hair salons are finally able to reopen at a 50 percent capacity for Phase 2.

Shannon Wessels, owner of White Cactus Salon on Charlotte Avenue, is excited to see her clients again. Wessels had to shut down White Cactus salon for two months because of COVID-19.

"We're always using hospital grade sanitation anyways so I think we're ready and well equipped," Wessels said, "We're ready to have our turn."

Things will look a little different as they add some safety measures.

Clients and hair stylists will have to wear masks, and in between each appointment staff will have to disinfect the salon.

Wessels says they're trying to do whatever they can to eliminate spreading germs.

"We don't do beverages anymore and there won't be anymore magazines so the vibe will change." Wessels said, "but we're doing whatever we can to cut down anything that could cause virus to transmitted like talking and touching movement."

Change may not be the easiest but in this case its necessary and Wessels is choosing to stay positive about our new normal.

Wessels says they are not accepting walk-ins at this time. This way they can monitor how many people are inside the salon.

If you're wanting to get a hair cut, make sure to book an appointment beforehand.

Other changes that are implemented in phase 2 are allowing restaurants and retail stores to open at 75% capacity and open gyms and attractions back at half capacity.